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Diagnosis of Astigmatism

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Diagnosis of Astigmatism

Astigmatism is diagnosed with a routine eye examination.

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In an eye with a refractive error, the light rays do not bend properly to achieve a single focus point on the retina. Instead, light rays either focus in front of the retina, or do not focus at a single point.

A process called refraction is used to measure the refractive error of the eye.

A visual acuity test is performed to determine the focusing power of the eye at different distances.

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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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