What is astigmatism?

Asked by Shilpa Mehta | 20th Jan, 2011, 11:31: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Astigmatism is an eye condition with blurred vision.The front surface of the eye (cornea) of a person with astigmatism is not curved properly - the curve is irregular.When light rays enter the eye they do not focus correctly on the retina, resulting in a blurred image. Astigmatism may also be caused by an irregularly shaped lens, which is located behind the cornea.
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Answered by  | 20th Jan, 2011, 11:37: AM

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