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Question:
My daughter has astigmatism (imperfectly shaped cornea) and ocular albinism (lack of color in the eye). It causes extreme light sensitivity and blurry vision. In a lighted room, would dark glasses help her vision?

Answer:
Albinism is often associated with light sensitivity and in many cases astigmatism. I would try glasses to improve the vision as much as possible and darkening the lenses to attempt to reduce the light sensitivity. Often there is a need to try different filtration densities (how dark the tint is) to find the optimum amount.

Answered by: Michael Repka, MD Dr. Michael X. Repka

Categories: Vision Correction, Children's Eye Health

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Answered: Jan 24, 2014

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