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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I have an eye problem. Blurry vision -300 with astigmatism. I'm thinking of taking a medication like lutein. Can this cure my problem?
Hi. I feel a weak astigmatism in my eyes, due to studying perhaps. Is there any treatment for that? I'm afraid it becomes more and more!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.).
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.
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.
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.
Yes: Glasses, contacts or surgery are the choices.
Yes: Although a large difference in overall power (say 3 diopters or more) is a more typical cause for this.
No: Sometimes a dilated cycloplegic refraction is more accurate in young patients.
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