What are the Causes?
Astigmatism is caused by irregularities in the curvature of the parts of the eye responsible for focusing light rays (the cornea and the lens). An even curve (a round eye) results in even distribution of the light rays making up an image, which will be clear. If the curvature of the eye is uneven (rugby ball shaped), light rays will be unevenly distributed, causing blurred images at distance and at near.
What is the Diagnosis?
The opticians’ prescriptions will show two numbers, called ‘Sphere’ and ‘Cylinder’. The larger the cylinder is, the more astigmatism there is and the greater the blur.
What Treatments are available?
LASIK, LASEK, PRK, IntraLASIK, RLE. Your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through the best treatments for you. Each treatment has to be personalised to achieve the best results.Book a consultation