1. What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism can be characterised as a refractive error in which there is an imperfection in the eye's curvature that results in blurred and distorted vision.
2. What causes astigmatism?
Astigmatism is mainly caused by the following reasons:
- Genetic factors
- Eye trauma or surgery
The risk factors associated with astigmatism are as follows:
- Nearsightedness or farsightedness
- Family history
- thinning of cornea
3. Can the condition be treated?
Yes, the condition can be treated with the help of contact lenses, eyeglasses or surgeries such as laser eye surgery. Therefore, an early diagnosis and treatment of astigmatism is crucial for its treatment.
4. What are the signs of astigmatism?
Astigmatism is characterised by following indications:
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Headache or eye irritation
- Squinting or double vision
- Eye strain
5. Can I become blind if I have astigmatism?
No, you cannot become blind due to astigmatism. It is a type of refractive error in which there is an imperfection in the eye's curvature, thereby resulting in blurred and distorted vision.