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Astigmatism Summary

Description: Unequal curvature of the refractive surfaces of the eye. Thus a point source of light cannot be brought to a point focus on the retina but is spread over a more or less diffuse area. This results from the radius of curvature in one plane being longer or shorter than the radius at right angles to it. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Key Drugs and Agents for Astigmatism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 53 results : IBA
  2. Propranolol (Inderal) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 5 results : FDA 158 Generic
  3. chiron : 3 outcomes in 8 results : IBA
  4. Nylons (Nylon) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 39 results : IBA
  5. Polymethyl Methacrylate (Sol) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 33 results : IBA
  6. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results : FDA 7 Generic
  7. A-factor (Streptomyces) : 2 outcomes in 7 results : IBA
  8. Ophthalmic Solutions (Eye Drops) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  9. Collagen : 1 outcome 3 studies in 26 results : IBA
  10. ROP : 1 outcome 3 studies in 22 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Astigmatism

  1. Myopia
  2. Cataract (Cataracts)
  3. Hyperopia (Hypermetropia)
  4. Keratoconus
  5. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
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Key Therapies for Astigmatism

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  1. Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) : 63 outcomes 62 studies in 549 results
  2. Excimer Lasers : 40 outcomes 28 studies in 297 results
  3. Sutures (Suture) : 29 outcomes 35 studies in 423 results
  4. Lasers (Laser) : 29 outcomes 18 studies in 279 results
  5. Penetrating Keratoplasty : 25 outcomes 26 studies in 269 results
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