Astigmatism: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common eye problem that occurs due to a flaw in the shape of the cornea. Blurred vision and difficulties seeing at night are among the symptoms, however they might vary from person to person.

The cornea, which is the front surface of the eye, has an uneven curve when a person has astigmatism. This could alter the way light enters or refracts at your retina, which would result in hazy, distorted, or blurry vision.

Two other issues with how light enters your retina are nearsightedness and farsightedness. Hyperopia is the term for nearsightedness. It is known as myopia to be nearsighted. In this post, we go into greater detail on astigmatism, including types, who is at risk for it, how to detect it, and how to treat it.