Tag: astigmatism

How to treat astigmatism

February, 2023

Astigmatism is a common visual finding that most commonly affects the shape of the cornea and can cause distorted or blurry vision. It is essential to properly diagnose and treat astigmatism to maintain good vision and eye health.   In this article, Gurjeet Jutley discussed the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for astigmatism.   What is astigmatism and how is it caused?   The eye has two structures, the cornea and...

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A guide to astigmatism

October, 2018

A quick guide to astigmatism The outer dome of the eye called the cornea is shaped like a football, with light rays bent uniformly to focus at the back of the eye. Astigmatism occurs when the curvature of the eye’s cornea (or lens) is not spherical: i.e. it’s shaped like a rugby ball. This affects the eye’s ability to focus light on the retina, leading to blurry and distorted vision. This is a minor condition and it can usually be corrected...

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