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How is astigmatism diagnosed?

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A diagnosis starts with a visit to your eye doctor. Your eye checkup may include keratometry. This machine measures the bend in the center of your cornea. It determines the steepest and the flattest curves. The measurements tell your doctor about the shape of your cornea and how well it can focus. The doctor also uses the keratometer to fit contact lenses and to check your cornea after eye surgery.

From: Astigmatism Diagnosis and Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Bradford, C (Editor) . American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Astigmatism?” and “What Causes Astigmatism?”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2018

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) . American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Astigmatism?” and “What Causes Astigmatism?”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2018

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