What is Astigmatism?
Our eyes enable us to see and is one of our most important organs. A lot of us are blessed with the perfect vision, however some of us are not able to see properly due to blurred vision. There can be a lot of causes for the blurred vision and one of them is astigmatism. Astigmatism is the condition under which our cornea or our lens is curved irregularly, thus disturbing the light which goes through our retina. If the curve is irregular, the light would be passed abnormally thus not allowing us to see properly.
There are two types of Astigmatism, one is related to the lens and the other is related to the cornea, depending upon the seriousness of the issue, there are many solutions to it. One of them is the incision flattening toric.
Symptoms of Astigmatism
Since this disease can be present from the time of birth, a lot of people are blissfully unaware of this disease. One of the reasons of being unaware is the lack of symptoms. However, a few people have symptoms such as their eyes get blurry when they look at objects either near or far, or they get headaches at certain intervals. In some cases, their eyes might burn and get itchy. Even after such symptoms, some people may discard them which they should not. You need to schedule a meeting with your eye doctor and depending upon the severity of your case, they would either advice you to put on glasses, get LASIK or an incision flattening toric would be conducted.
Incisions are used to flatten the cornea. However, a lot of factors are involved in determining the success rate of reducing the astigmatism. These factors could be the blade used, the shape of the incision and the way it is placed in the human eye. Incisions are of two types- corneal and scleral and it is upon the patient’s personal preference which he would like to choose between both of these choices. The incision flattening toric would flatten the cornea of the patient thus allowing the light to pass normally through the retina again and the patient would be able to see clearly again. If the incisions are placed properly on the median, then the astigmatism is cured to a very higher extent.
Who is more prone to astigmatism?
Anyone of any age can be affected by this disease. However, this disease is rather inherent in nature. Therefore, those who have a family history of eye diseases are at a higher risk to be affected by this disease. An individual who has had eye surgeries in the past can also be affected by this. It is advisable to see a doctor if you can relate to any of this, and if need be he would recommend you to get an incision flattening toric. A toric is a lens which aids the people affected with astigmatism to see more clearly.
For more information regarding astigmatism and incision flattening torics, contact us at ASSORT and we would be happy to assist you.