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can astigmatism be cured

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It can be treated with the laser or incisional techniques. In most cases, astigmatism is not treated surgically but with glasses or contact lenses. ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Coden
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea that is generally treated with glasses or contact lenses. It can be surgically 'cured' with laser vision ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgical: To permanently eliminate astigmatism, you have to have surgery, either on the surface of the eye or inside the eye. For your age, if the degree of as ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: There is no proven natural remedy or treatment for astigmatism. One can optically correct for astigmatism by wearing glasses, contact lenses, or havin ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Astigmatism does not respond to any natural herbs or exercise. It can be improved, usually corrected with LASIK.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Astigmatism is when the front of your eye is shaped more like a football than a basketball. There is no exercise that can change this. Astigmatism i ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Toric lenses will not cure astigmatism but they can make you see well when you are wearing them.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
None: The only known cure for astigmatism is surgery.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unusual case: What type of doctor made this diagnosis - I hope a pediatric ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). You should be seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Were you prescribed glasses and are you using them? Improper visual acuity can definitely cause headaches.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Only really : Glasses. No drugs or alternative cures sorry
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgetry: Cataract surgery with a astigmatism correcting lens, or surgical procedure (limbal relaxing incisions).

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