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uh stig muh ti zuhm

  • n  (ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea; common in nearsighted people
  • n  (optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point

  • Astigmatism? Admittedly! But the genius begins where the astigmatism ends.
  • Worse yet, he wore glasses to correct astigmatism in his right eye.
  • But if you also have astigmatism or your hyperopia (farsightedness) is greater than 3.
News & Articles

  • Long Island Cataract Patients See Improved Outcomes With Breakthrough ‘Intraoperative’ ORA Technology
    For the first time in medical history, cataract surgeons have the on-demand ability to measure outcomes, correct astigmatism and verify lens implant calculations in real time during cataract surgery, according to leading eye surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD who recently introduced Optiwave Refractive Analysis as one the most dramatic breakthrough in intraoperative cataract care in the past two decades ...
    July 1, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Vinod Khosla-backed smartphone diagnostic creating portable eye exam raises $2M
    A group of entrepreneurs who wants to make eye exams more accessible in developing countries has raised $2 million for a smartphone attachment that claims to diagnose nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EyeNetra’s device, NETRA G, is based on technology developed in the [...]
    June 28, 2013 - MedCity News

  • Ian Poulter in
    I had my eyes fixed in January [he had an astigmatism and was having a problem in fading light] and just before the Masters my wrist was sorted [he had a cyst],Poulter said. "I also think that mentally I'm better than I was heading to...
  • Terry Bradshaw in Houston Chronicle
    When I drive at night, I have to wear glasses. I have astigmatism, and when I'm driving fast, I can't see anything,Bradshaw said. "But, you know, I can take the glasses off if I slow down. Now, I know you don't understand the point, but...
  • Jeff Cirillo in San Diego Union Tribune
    My vision had gotten worse,said Cirillo, who had laser surgery on both eyes. "I tried contacts, but I had an astigmatism and (the lens) kept bouncing on me when I'd run around. I wouldn't say that my vision wasn't great, it's just that it...

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