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What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea, resulting in a vision error that occurs when light rays entering the eye scatter instead of providing a single focal point. Regular astigmatism is the most common type, in which the shape of the cornea resembles a football. Astigmatism can usually be corrected with eyeglasses, special contact lenses (toric…

Am I a good candidate for LASIK?

Laser surgery is used to treat a wide range of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. In most cases, even patients with severe degrees of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness can be treated. Good candidates have realistic expectations.

What is corneal topography?

Every cornea has a certain shape and it’s important that we know the shape of your cornea to plan your surgery. This special map gives us a very accurate measurement of the amount of astigmatism you may have, providing you the best ever surgical outcome.