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Is it possible to have irregular astigmatism and not have keratoconus?
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Is it possible to have irregular astigmatism and not have keratoconus?

I've had an issue with ghosting of vision of certain colors against certain backgrounds (ie. white text against black background).  I've had this for over 20 years but I noticed over the past few months it had gotten worse.

I saw an ophthalmologist in May 2014 who did not find anything wrong with my eyes (other than astigmatism and nearsightedness).  I asked specifically If I had Keratoconus and he said no.

I saw another opthalomolist today who also told me I did not have keratoconus or any cornea disease / condition (when I asked).  And found nothing wrong with my eyes other than dry eyes. When I asked him if I had irregular astigmatism (cause I have been reading about it) he said yes.

What could have caused my irregular astigmatism if I do not have keratoconus or a degenerative cornea disease (as per the doctors) and never had lasik surgery?  I don't recall any injuries.  The ghosting started in my early 20s and I'm 43 now.and noticed it has gotten a little worse.  My current Rx is

R.  SPH.    CYL.    AXIS
    -1.75.  +1.00.  60

L.  SPH.    CYL.    AXIS
    -1.75.  +0.75.  120

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