- Posted January 16, 2014 by
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Lasik Astigmatism Study
The eye has a shape like a football when astigmatism is present, and this scatters light rays in a manner that simple optics cannot correct it. This is why soft contact lenses will help but only to a limited degree the patient with astigmatism. In the case of glasses, there are distortions created by the lenses when they are rotated around and looked through. These distortions can make wearing glasses in severe astigmatism difficult as well.
The Eisner Laser Center has been conducting a study to evaluate the outcomes in treating patients with varying degrees of astigmatism. The results thus far have been outstanding with excellent visual acuity and a very high level of patient satisfaction. Longer term results will be reported as they become available.
Of course, one has to be a candidate for LASIK in general and astigmatism treatment in particular. It is important to have the astigmatism evaluated by a LASIK expert.