Myopic Astigmatism

Myopic astigmatism is a condition in which astigmatism occurs in combination with myopia, which is a refractive error. The most common symptoms of this condition are eye strain, fading out of faraway objects, headaches, and squinting. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or getting LASIK surgery can treat myopic astigmatism.

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I suffer from myopic astigmatism and experience tremors with blurry vision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old and I have some worries. I suffer from gastritis and also have myopic astigmatism. I have been experiencing some tremors in the past, which were on and off and sometimes worst when I drink alcohol. I have been off alcohol for three months now but I experience tremo...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I got from your medical history, you have recently been diagnosed with rheumatic valve heart disease and have received some treatment in this regard. Moreover, it seems that has caused concerns for you to include intermittent hand tremors, intermittent neck...  Read Full »

I have myopia in my left eye. What can be done to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a doctor by profession and I am in my early thirties. I have amblyopia in my right eye and my left eye is -4D. I am worried about my single best eye. How to protect it and not let its eyesight decrease? What options are available for treatment to increase eye-sight in the functional e...  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I have reviewed your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, you have amblyopia in the right eye due to compound myopic astigmatism. There is not a definite way to protect the other eye. We would just advise regular checku...  Read Full »

Is there any other way than LASIK to correct myopia?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I checked my eyes for the first time as I started to have blurred vision in the right eye. I can have it due to cell phone usage, excessive stress, and daily crying. The right SPH was -2.50, CYL was -0.50, AX was 2, and the left SPH was -2.25, CYL was -0.50, and AX was 1. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have myopia with astigmatism. You need to use glasses. If you do not want glasses, you can go for contact lenses. Your number needs to be stable for a year before going for LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses) surgery. Also, corne...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable using contact lenses. Can I get LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing contact lens for the last 12 years. Recently, they started getting uncomfortable. So, I stopped using them and got a LASIK consultation with a Pentacam. I have attached the reports taken two days after stopping contact lenses and three weeks after stopping contact lens...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your prescription and Pentacam scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could not see any significant pathology in scan. The yellow area showing against the rule astigmatism and that is why you are using Toric contact lenses. Otherwise, cornea...  Read Full »

Does wearing glasses help to provide better vision for high myopic astigmatism?

Query: Hello, I visited my ophthalmologist and he didnt see anything wrong with my vision, but I, 16 years old who only suffers of myopia and astigmatism, have a very bad vision and difficulties to read just from 50 cm. This is what he wrote: Right eye 8/10 S +0,25 C -4.50 Ax 175 Left eye 8/10 S +0,25 C...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq. Your prescription shows you have High Myopic Astigmatism. Your ophthalmologist must have examined your eyes properly..Usually glasses prescriptions can changr upto age of 20-21 yrs so before that age no Laser procedure is done to get rid from glasses. So you need to wear gla...  Read Full »

Can distorted vision happen as a later effect of Lasik surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I see a distorted vision for the past one year. I see distorted shapes, especially when I tilt my head. Ten months ago, I visited my eye doctor. He did a dilated eye exam and said my eyes are normal. But I still see distortions. I had a lasik ten years ago. I can see clearly, but I al...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your history. You had lasik ten years ago. Are you sure you did not have any distortions in the image then or only for one year? What was your previous power before lasik? When lasik is done it flattens the cornea only for a certain diameter of the...  Read Full »

Please explain my eye test prescription.

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to understand my recent prescription I received and no longer can contact the doctor. OD +0.75 -0.50 x070 OS +0.75 -0.50 x010. These are computer reading glasses. Is it normal, if things are blurry at a distance (even three feet starts to look weird)? On reading online,...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the prescription you have mentioned, there are two components, the spherical (+0.75) and the cylindrical (-0.5 at axes 70 & 10 respectively). The important thing to note here is that reading glasses per se are given to people above 40 years of age. In your ...  Read Full »

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