Astigmatism is a common problem of the vision. It is triggered by a fault in the shape of the cornea, which is the surface at the front of the eye. With this condition, the cornea has a curve that is irregular to the part of the eye. This irregular curve can alter the way light refracts or passes to your retina. This can distort your vision, making it fuzzy and blurry. Hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness) are some of the conditions that result from how light passes through the retina.
There are two major types of astigmatism: corneal and lenticular. The prior happens when the cornea is distorted, whereas the latter occurs when the eye lens is distorted.
The causes of astigmatism are still a mystery, but genetics have been known to be a major contributing factor. This condition is usually existent at birth: however, it can progress later in adulthood. Eye injury or surgery can also lead to the condition. As we have seen from treating patients at our Phoenix clinic, this condition knows no age as anyone — child or adult — can get the problem.
You are highly prone to astigmatism if you have any of the following:
• Cornea thinning or scarring
• History of astigmatism or other eye disorders in your family
• History of several kinds of eye surgeries like removal of a clouded lens through surgery
• Excess nearsightedness that causes blurry vision at a distance
• Excess farsightedness that leads to a blurry close-up vision
Astigmatism symptoms are different in each person. Some people show serious symptoms, while others are asymptomatic. Some of these symptoms include eyestrain, strained vision at night, squinting, headaches, irritation in the eyes, and a blurry, fuzzy, or distorted vision.
In case you have any of these symptoms, pay us a visit Accent Eyes, Phoenix. You can also check out on AccentEyes.com. At Accent Eyes, Phoenix, we are always ready to make your eye problems disappear and maintain the good health of your eyes.