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Astigmatism is caused by an , or a As a result, the vertical and horizontal rays from the image cannot be focused at the same time. Both images may fall short of the retina, or one before the retina while the other behind it. Hence, terms such as compound hyperopic, compound myopic or mixed astigmatism. A person suffering from astigmatism may see certain parts of an object more clearly than others. Astigmatic eye

Corrected astigmatism

Astigmatism can be corrected by either