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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of eyelids, bone structure around eye, age, stiffness of cornea, use of contact lenses, even excessive eye rubbing or pressure on the eyeball at night from sleeping face down. Usually vision correctable w glasses, contacts or lasik. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a new contact lens wearer with astigmatism and it's uncomfortable in one eye?

What to do if i'm a new contact lens wearer with astigmatism and it's uncomfortable in one eye?

Uncomfortable CL: The fit may be poor, or you may have more dryness or allergy in that eye. Try wetting drops first. If that doesn't help, return to your doctor to recheck the fit. Contact lenses have a power, but they also have a fit as a shoe needs to fit your foot. Also, inspect the contact lens itself. Sometimes a contact lens can have a tear, defect, or deposit. Make sure the CL is not inside out. ...Read more

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It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?

It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?

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 should see an ophthalmologist to have it investigated. It could be a sign of a rare retina disease. (most cases turn out to be normal.). ...Read more

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Can having an astigmatism in one eye affect the other?

Can having an astigmatism in one eye affect the other?

Yes: If there is any difference/imbalance from one eye to another including astigmatism, this can cause eye strain or even headaches. Correcting the imbalance should relieve the symtoms. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism compared to other visual or eye problems?

What is astigmatism compared to other visual or eye problems?

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 are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. The list of other eye problems is long and these are usually unrelated to astigmatism. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to find dominant eye with astigmatism?

What is recommended to help to find dominant eye with astigmatism?

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 other. The thumb will stay over the number from the dominant eye when you close the non-dominant eye, but will jump to one side when you close the dominant eye. And which eye do you sight a telescope with? The dominant eye. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get lens correction for astigmatism in one eye?

Is it recommended to get lens correction for astigmatism in one eye?

Maybe: It depends on the amount of astigmatism, the age of the patient and the visual needs. See your ophthalmologist for the most appropriate advice. ...Read more