Astigmatism

WHAT IS ASTIGMATISM?

Astigmatism is a disorder of the vision that makes it harder to fix on an image, resulting in people often having to squint in order to get a clear image. For example, they may have difficulty differentiating between the letters H, N, and M, or confuse 0 with 8, B or D. In some cases, astigmatism can cause headaches due to eye strain.
Astigmatism is often associated with other visual disorders such as myopia or hyperopia.

ASTIGMATISM TREATMENT AT THE CLINIC OF DR. DONATE IN LYON

We practice two techniques here to correct your astigmatism: We use a laser to regularize the shape of the corneal surface or we insert an implant that optically corrects the defect.

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ASTIGMATISM?

Please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to answer all of your questions.

How can we treat astigmatism ?

It is possible to treat astigmatism on its own, but people with astigmatism usually have another visual defect. The treatment of astigmatism is therefore carried out simultaneously with the associated visual defect being myopia, hyperopia and/or presbyopia, using the same operating method; either laser or implant.
After corneal transplant surgery or cataract surgery using large incisions, visual recovery may be limited by post-operative astigmatism. This astigmatism can be treated in the same way as it would be on an eye that had never been operated on beforehand.
To learn more about how laser treatments work, see our "discovering refractive surgery" page.

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