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Definitions and Synonyms of astigmatism | Another word for astigmatism | What is astigmatism?

Definition 1: (optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for astigmatism in the sense of this definition

(astigmatism is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(astigmatism belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light

Definition 2: (ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea; common in nearsighted people - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for astigmatism in the sense of this definition

(astigmatism is a kind of ...) (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia

(... is a kind of astigmatism ) abnormal bulging of the cornea of the eye

(... is a kind of astigmatism ) abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia

(astigmatism belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases

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