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    How is astigmatism diagnosed?

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  • Sonia Romm

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    I am a behavioural optometrist with over 15 years experience in full-scope optometric patient care: examination for diabetis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, children's vision and vision … View Profile

    Astigmatism refers to the shape of the cornea. Majority of corneas are somewhat oval in shape, that is steeper on one direction, similar to the shape of an egg. The difference in curvatures is referred to as astigmatism. The degree of astigmatism is determined during retraction as part of routine eye examination

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