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AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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While mean astigmatism was 1.77 + 1.18, 1.87+1.23, and 1.86+ 1.14 by Pentacam, Verion and Galilei G4 respectively.
The magnitude and direction of the IOL cylinder were based on total corneal astigmatism (TCA) measurement, as calculated by the Sirius with ray-tracing over a 3 mm diameter.
As well as customising lenses to a patient's 'as worn' position and variable inset, Optik Mizen optimised the lenses by concentrating as much of the astigmatism as possible outside of the final cut lens shape--a process the company calls matrix assimilation.
Regular astigmatism is sub-classified into 'with-the-rule' and 'against-the-rule' astigmatism.
-0.50 D, hyperopia to SE [greater than or equal to] +0.50D and astigmatism to any cylindrical error of at least 0.5 D without reference to the axis.
Mean pre op astigmatism was 0.93 +- 0.45D and 0.88 +- 0.47 D in group 1 and 2 respectively.
The patient included in the study had significant cataract, pre-existing corneal astigmatism of more than 1.25 D.
Most people with mild to moderate myopia (with or without mild astigmatism) are good candidates for Ortho-k.
Medical technology company ZEISS reported on Friday the receipt of US FDA Premarket Approval (PMA) for ReLEx SMILE PMA to expand the myopia treatment to patients with astigmatism, a blurry, distorted, or fuzzy vision at all distances and difficulty seeing at night.
An auto keratometer provides central and peripheral curvatures of the cornea at different points and is used for measurement of astigmatism. Commercial keratometers are a combination of automated keratometry and automated refractors.
Despite the developments in contact lens technology, the alterations in corneal metabolism and the mechanical forces associated with contact lens wear can affect the anterior shape of the cornea and result in central corneal steepening or flattening, loss of radial symmetry, and changes in astigmatism or optical higher order aberrations.
So after suffering a few months of constant migraines-which I earlier ascribed to just the heat, or my constant stress at work-I was pronounced to have astigmatism. According to the Asian Eye Institute (AEI), astigmatism 'is an eye condition where a person has distorted and blurred vision at all distances.