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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pyfer
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of e ... Read More
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Astigmatism is a form of refractive error like myopia (near-sightedness) or hyperopia (far-sightedness). It is dependant on the physical shape of your ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No such thing: Given your description, you need to keep the follow-up with your ophthalmologist and follow his advice/ prescription glasses and medicines, wish you w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Changes: Astigmatism comes from changes in corneal curvature over time and can vary (worsening, stable, or improving). Furthermore, astigmatism can also be fro ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Astigmatism is corrected with glasses, contacts or surgery like lasik or astigmatic keratotomy. Lutein doesn't fix astigmatism.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Astigmatism: See an ophthalmologist who will determine if you have astigmatism and if it needs to be corrected (with glasses).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Niraj Patel
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Astigmatism: If your contact lens is uncomfortable, the fit is likely not good. Often times astigmatism correcting contacts are difficult to fit as the cornea is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berestka
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
No association: Astigmatism has no relationship to dark adaptation. Dark adaptation gets worse with age. If yours is much worse than similarly aged friends, then you ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: If there is any difference/imbalance from one eye to another including astigmatism, this can cause eye strain or even headaches. Correcting the imbala ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Test: Astigmatism does not affect this. Hold out your thumb at arms length using it to cover a number on a wall clock. Then close one eye and then the oth ... Read More

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