Astigmatic (Cylinder) Blur Vs. Myopic (Spherical) Blur

The plan for today was to tell you about a big glaucoma study in Singapore.  Interesting stuff, and it very seriously applies to high myopes and possibly will bring much earlier detection to a particularly […]

Jake Steiner

Feb 16,2016 · 1 min read

The plan for today was to tell you about a big glaucoma study in Singapore.  Interesting stuff, and it very seriously applies to high myopes and possibly will bring much earlier detection to a particularly insidious form of glaucoma.

Alas … that one will have to wait.

Something popped up in the forum today that I want to share with you, before it gets lost in other topics.  Boris describes the difference between astigmatic blur and myopic blur so perfectly, that we just have to have it for today’s blog post:

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astigmatic-blur-vs-myopic-blur

There we have it.

Directional blur, vs. “blurry blur”.  That’s a very excellent distinction, and one that may apply to you, especially if your astigmatism is more than a full diopter in each eye. 

Cheers,

-Jake

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Jake Steiner

Reformed stock trader. Kite surfer, pilot, vagabond. Father. And of course - the last of the living, imaginarily bearded eye gurus.

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