Astigmatism- Timothy Burke

What is it

This is a common vision problem caused by an error in the shape of the cornea. With astigmatism, the lens of the eye or the cornea, which is the front surface of the eye, has an irregular curve.

Perception of Vision , How is it Processed.

Visual perception is one of the senses, consisting of the ability to detect light and interpret (see) it as the perception known as sight or naked eye vision. Vision has a specific sensory system, the visual system. The major problem in visual perception is that what people see is not simply a translation of retinal stimuli (i.e., the image on the retina).

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Objects , Scenes Approaches.

The Gestalt Approach developed as a reaction to structuralism, it proposed principals of perception organization and figure-ground segregation and states that the whole is different than the sum of parts” People interested in perception have long struggled to explain what visual processing does to create what we actually see. With astigmatism the eye is shaped more oval either in the horizontal or vertical direction.


Astigmatism causes blurry, fuzzy, or distorted vision, difficulty seeing at night (especially while driving) headaches and eye irritation. Often times the lightening and closeness of the object will affect the patient as well even when wearing corrective lenses.

Treatments/ Cure

There is no known cure however corrective lenses ( eyeglasses or contact lenses) can aid with vision and restore vision to normal while is use. If the condition is severe surgery is an option as well

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