Astigmatism | Innova ocular
What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a vision problem in the curvature of the cornea which means that the eye is unable to focus clearly on near and distant objects.
This is because, instead of being round, the cornea is misshapen at both poles, resulting in different radii of curvature in the main axes.
The most common symptom of astigmatism is the perception of distorted images. However, it can often cause headaches or eye discomfort. The symptoms may also differ or may not even affect the person's vision depending on their age and the degree and type of astigmatism.
Do you need more info?
The most obvious symptom is blurred vision, which is quite common in children, as the eye is shorter than normal at this age.
Techniques used to correct astigmatism
This is the most widely used technique worldwide for correcting refractive defects. It is a simple, fast, safe, painless, personalised operation...Lasik
This technique has revolutionised laser refractive surgery, as instead of cutting the lenticule to create a flap on the surface of the cornea, a technique is used...FEMTOSECOND LASER
This technique is performed on the surface of the cornea. It involves separating the corneal epithelium, the most superficial layer of the cornea...PRK
This is a technique that involves implanting an extremely fine and malleable lens inside the eye. It is additive surgery, which means...ICL LENSES