A 47-year-old member asked:
Astigmatism getting worse--not a candidate for lasik, what to do?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
LASIK Surgery 29 years experience
Astigmatism ; LASIK: If you are not a candidate for lasik, then i wonder whether your increasing astigmatism is caused by keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross linking is an effective treatment for keratoconus. Another reason for not being a candidate is that your prescription is too high or your cornea is too thin. Please seek a second opinion to see if other procedures are an option. Best of luck!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Can i get lasik with astigmatism?
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Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Yes: LASIK does treat astigmatism. Your doctor will evaluate you with an examination and some special pictures. They will let you know if you qualify for LASIK.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Does astigmatism get progressively worse?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It might: Almost all degrees of astigmatism can be corrected with properly prescribed eyeglasses or contact lenses. For a person with only a slight degree of astigmatism, corrective lenses may not be needed at all, as long as other conditions such as nearsightedness or farsightedness are not present. If the astigmatism is moderate to high, however, corrective lenses are probably needed.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
How can I stop my astigmatism from getting worse?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
You cannot: With the exception of certain eye diseases, most people's prescription, including astigmatism, is stable from the early 20s to the middle to late 40s and sometimes beyond. You can correct for this with glasses, contacts or laser vision correction.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 24, 2014
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