The signs and symptoms of astigmatism
In astigmatism, blurred near vision and blurred distance vision is a regular source of headaches. Patients with slight astigmatism may never know they have astigmatism until they have an eye exam with an optometrist. People with moderate astigmatism may see blurred lines and blurred outlines of objects. In addition, the distortion of the images may make it difficult for them to distinguish similar characters.
Sometimes a person with astigmatism who strains their eyes for long hours may also tend to squint because of fatigue.
What are the remediation options?
At the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic, astigmatism can be corrected by ULTRALASIK surgery for the youngest and by toric intraocular lenses for people with mature presbyopia.
Astigmatism correction by corneal laser surgery will aim to spray cells on the more arched area of the cornea to restore it to a symmetrical shape. In addition to being very fast, this treatment is painless and requires local anesthesia only.
For patients over 50, it is possible to correct astigmatism with a toric intraocular lens. This correction is carried out by replacing the crystalline lens, the natural lens of the eye, with a lens that compensates for the corneal asymmetry. This procedure is also painless and very quick.
In both cases, refractive surgery is a very popular and very effective way to correct astigmatism. These two surgeries offer autonomy without glasses and a quick return to the activities of daily life.