It is one of the most common vision problems.
The exact cause of astigmatism is unknown. It is usually present from birth.
Astigmatism usually occurs when the front surface of the eye, the cornea, has an irregular curvature. This irregular shape prevents light from focusing properly on the back of the eye, the retina. As a result, a person's vision may be blurred at all distances. Undetected astigmatism is usually associated with fatigue and eyestrain. It can occur with or without shortsightedness or long-sightedness.
An ophthalmologist can diagnose astigmatism with a thorough eye exam. Almost all degrees of astigmatism can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Another method for correcting astigmatism is refractive or laser eye surgery i.e. by changing the shape of the cornea.
Latest Publications and Research on AstigmatismPost LASIK progressive astigmatism in a child with partially accommodative esotropia. - Published by PubMed
Prevalence of amblyopia and patterns of refractive error in the amblyopic children of a tertiary eye care center of Nepal. - Published by PubMed
Comparison of the corneal curvatures obtained from three different keratometers. - Published by PubMed
Use of Ready-Made Spectacles to Meet Visual Needs in a Low-Resource Adult Population. - Published by PubMed
Corneal Collagen Cross-linking with Riboflavin and Ultraviolet A Irradiation for Keratoconus: Long-term Results. - Published by PubMed