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Astigmatism is a visual condition where the front surface of the eye (cornea) is not curved in the normal way. This causes images to appear blurred. We look at the condition and the types of treatments available.
Lenticular astigmatism is like corneal astigmatism but this occurs in the lens behind the eye, rather than in the cornea. In lenticular astigmatism, the shape of the lens is not perfectly curved. This causes images to reach the back of the eye (retina) imperfectly. Most patients with lenticular astigmatism have a normally shaped cornea.
Astigmatism can occur in children and adults. It is usually present at birth but it can develop after an eye operation or an injury to the eye.
The symptoms of astigmatism can vary in different people. Some people have no symptoms at all. Common symptoms may include:
We can arrange a private appointment for you to visit a leading consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in assessing astigmatism. They will use advanced tests and devices to thoroughly assess your vision, and advise you about the astigmatism correction options that would be most appropriate for you.