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Astigmatism - FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist should I consult if I have Astigmatism?

One should consult an Ophthalmologist.

2. What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive surgery is an outpatient procedure that corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. The surgery restores the eye's normal curvature and its ability to bring images into focus.
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3. What is PRK?

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) uses the excimer laser to remove microscopic amounts of corneal tissue on the front of the corneal surface to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. PRK is an outpatient treatment which takes only a few minutes and does not require an incision.

4. What does atoric mean?

Atoric simply means 'not toric,' just as aspheric means not spherical. An atoric lens surface varies slightly from a toric surface (a surface containing cylinder) in order to provide optical compensation for lenses with sphere and cylinder powers

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mamamunchkins

My son who is currently 6 years old has problem with his sight. When he watches TV,or if he is engrossed looking at something, he tends to look at it sideways. I am so worried that it would develop into a bad habit. I would like to know if my child's problem is also considered as astigmatism. If so, is there a way to cure the problem?

gee33

I would like to know how can you treat astigmatism and how to get rid of it?

parkstreet

When ret is done on young borns and astigmatism is present and the heredity factor is eliminated , can we then postulate that if the astigmatism is corneal,it could have formed during the development fase before birth ? Ie development in a confined space or passive baby/mom that may cause the developing front surface of the eye to in a particular "pressurized" position for too long.Also is the prevelance of higher astigmatism more with twins due "confined space".

nick

mehla

is it possible that i got this astigmatism playing psp?

babygirl09

Is it true that watching television too closely or working on a computer for a lengthy amount of time throughout the day causes astigmatism?

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