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Are there any medications to improve my astigmatism?

Are there any medications to  improve my astigmatism?

No: Only glasses (contact lenses), or surgery or an eye implant can fix your astigmatism. There are no medications, herbal or otherwise that can fix your astigmatism--. ...Read more

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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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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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A month ago I was diagnosed with astigmatism. Can I improve it with my diet. Because I don't want glasses a permanent part of life. Thanks!

A month ago I was diagnosed with astigmatism. Can I improve it with my diet. Because I don't want glasses a permanent part of life.
Thanks!

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is abnormal curvature of the cornea ( front of the eye ) or the lens. It occurs at birth and may change during life. It cannot be cured by diet or excercise. Depending on the degree of astigmatism you have the option of Contact lenses or LASIK surgery. Glasses are quite attractive these days and can be a fashion statement. Try them , you might like them. ...Read more

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Baby is 6 months and dr. Said that if has high grade astigmatism. How to improve or Cure it without corrective glasses?

Baby is 6 months and dr. Said that if has high grade astigmatism. How to improve or Cure it without corrective glasses?

Unusual case: What type of doctor made this diagnosis - I hope a pediatric ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). You should be seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist for a child this age. High astigmatism is very rare at this age and if it is indeed true, there are means to correct it but cure is not possible. ...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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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have astigmatism, what age do you have to be to wear contacts?

I'm just wondering, if you have astigmatism, what age do you have to be to wear contacts?

Maturity: The issue is whether the person in question is old enough to put in and take out the lenses and care for the lenses without assistance. It is a matter of maturity rather than the astigmatism. No one else can take the responsibility for the lenses except the wearer. ...Read more