Astigmatism

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Offline Dominick

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« on: 17/10/2006 19:29:47 »
In your last podcast a UK ophthalmologist, Dr. Nick Sarkies, said that proper eyes are shaped like footballs. Well, I have a very bad case of astigmatism. I live in the US. My eye doctor told me that its cause is that my eyes are shaped like footballs.

Does this mean that if I move to the UK I will be able to see properly?

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Re: Astigmatism
« Reply #1 on: 17/10/2006 20:40:51 »
Hi Dominick

As you correctly surmise, the problem lies with the definition of "football"! That's why we tend to use the term "rugby ball" to describe the elongated cornea of an astigmatic, as opposed to football!

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Re: Astigmatism
« Reply #2 on: 17/10/2006 22:41:35 »
Now if only you'd stick to tennis balls there would be none of this ambiguity. [:)]



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Re: Astigmatism
« Reply #3 on: 18/10/2006 07:45:04 »
Here here!!

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