Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
173 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is stigmatism the correct diagnosis here?

My son is 16 yo, and was recently told that he has an enlarge opitic nerve. In which he was probably born with. He has experienced headaches and blurred vision in the past, but we assumed it was due to him not wearing his glasses. In which he was told he has a stigmatisma and is nearsighted. Do you think I should get another opionion.
Fri, 4 Jul 2014
Report Abuse
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hello
It seems from the history that your son is having headache and blurred vision.
This is usually caused by refractive error.
One of the common type of refractive error is myopia and astigmatism.
The treatment of this is by use of spectacles of appropriate power.
Hence I advice you to consult your optometrist or ophthalmologist for refraction and correction.

Thank you
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Is stigmatism the correct diagnosis here?

Hello It seems from the history that your son is having headache and blurred vision. This is usually caused by refractive error. One of the common type of refractive error is myopia and astigmatism. The treatment of this is by use of spectacles of appropriate power. Hence I advice you to consult your optometrist or ophthalmologist for refraction and correction. Thank you