Astigmatism: Types, Diagnosis and Treatment Options


Reuben Buckley (Editor)

Series: Eye and Vision Research Developments
BISAC: MED063000

Astigmatism is an optical aberration characterized by rays propagating into two perpendicular planes focusing at different distances, thus providing two different foci delimiting an intermediate area of focus called the Conoid of Sturm. This book discusses the types, diagnosis and treatment options of astigmatism.

The topics include management of astigmatism in patients after a corneal transplant; power vectors; toric intraocular lenses for the correction of astigmatism during cataract surgery; irregular astigmatism management; and a comprehensive overview of preexisting astigmatism during phacoemulsification. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Astigmatism Management in Patients after Corneal Transplant (pp. 1-26)
Aparna A. Shah, M.D., Sonia H. Yoo, M.D., MSPH and Anat Galor, M.D., MSPH (Department of Ophthalmology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – Power Vectors for the Management of Astigmatism: From Theoretical to Clinical Applications (pp. 27-80)
Vicente Micó, César Albarrán-Diego and Larry Thibos (Departamento de Óptica, Universitat de València, Burjassot, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3 – Toric Intraocular Lenses for the Correction of Astigmatism during Cataract Surgery (pp.81-114)
Tiago Bravo Ferreira and André Marques (Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4 – Irregular Astigmatism Management (pp.115-136)
Lucero Pedro-Aguilar, Alejandro Navas and Enrique Graue-Hernandez (Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Institute of Ophthalmology “Conde de Valenciana”, Mexico)
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Chapter 5 – Addressing Preexisting Astigmatism during Phacoemulsification: A Comprehensive Review (pp. 137-150)
Giuliano Freitas, M.D., Joel Boteon, Ph.D., M.D. and Rogério Pinto, DA (Former Research Fellow at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte-MG, Staff of the Ophthalmology Department at the Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia-MG, Brazil, and others)


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