Disease Information for Astigmatism

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Decreasing visual acuity
Decreasing visual acuity in Children
Dimming vision/acute
Eye symptoms/signs
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Refractive problems/eye
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
Definition

Unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye. Thus a point source of light cannot be brought to a point focus on the retina but is spread over a more or less diffuse area. This results from the radius of curvature in one plane being longer or shorter than the radius at right angles to it. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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