The front window of the eye is called the cornea. The shape of the cornea is usually round but in astigmatism it is like the edge of a foot ball (more pointy).
When we have astigmatism, the irregular surface of the cornea causes light to stretch instead of having a pin point focus. This causes shadows behind images and glare when driving at night.
There is no cure for astigmatism however, glasses can help improve the visual clarity and symptoms.
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