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Astigmatism in right eye. could this ever somehow improve on its own (even slightly), and if not, why?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Changes: Astigmatism comes from changes in corneal curvature over time and can vary (worsening, stable, or improving). Furthermore, astigmatism can also be from the lens or retina too. The former, as a result of aging, can be removed during cataract surgery. Retinal astigmatism, usually the result of retinal surface membranes, may be surgically treated. Mostly though, corneal astigmatism is treated by Rx.

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