Update on astigmatism management

  title={Update on astigmatism management},
  author={Ehsan Mozayan and Jimmy Kyung Lee},
  journal={Current Opinion in Ophthalmology},
Purpose of review Astigmatism is a common refractive error that affects a significant portion of the population. This is a review of the most salient topics on assessing astigmatism as well as a discussion of the latest developments in surgical options and newest technologies to improve outcomes. Recent findings Laser corneal ablation continues to be highly effective for correcting low-to-moderate levels of astigmatism and may be the best option for the younger patient population. For eyes with… 
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