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How do other illnesses affect astigmatism?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Many people with astigmatism have other accompanying eye disorders, especially near-sightedness or far-sightedness. Treatment methods like corrective glasses and contact lenses must address all issues. There is also a correlation between people with astigmatism and other developmental diseases like Marfan syndrome and Down's syndrome, though one does not cause the other.

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