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Astigmatism is a defect in vision caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens. Astigmatism blurs vision at all distances. Slight astigmatism is common and does not need to be corrected, but extreme astigmatism can cause headaches and blurred vision, and might need to be corrected by glasses, contact lens, or surgery.

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Astigmatism is a refractive error which causes blurred or distorted vision. It is one of the most common vision problems. Astigmatism usually occurs when the front surface of the eye, the cornea, has an irregular curvature. This irregular shape prevents light from focusing properly...Read More

Posted on : Friday, March 12, 2010 12:00 AM
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carlo magno m. dasargo jr
Replied on Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:00 AM

Is it true that watching television too closely or working on a computer for a lengthy amount of time throughout the day causes astigmatism?
Replied on Saturday, February 7, 2009 12:00 AM

is it possible that i got this astigmatism playing psp?
Replied on Friday, May 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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".

Replied on Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:00 AM

I would like to know how can you treat astigmatism and how to get rid of it?
Replied on Friday, March 12, 2010 12:00 AM

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