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I was diagnosed with astigmatism at age 19 with 1.00-1.25 vision but I didn't use my eyeglass often. Why it turned to .75-1.00vision on last check-up?
Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more
Do wearing of glasses to correct astigmatism at the age of 3yrs also helps to stimulate the eye development(getting cornea round) faster in kids ?
Glasses don't change: Wearing glasses refocuses the eyes do that the brains gets a clear image. This helps prevent amblyopia (lazy eye) in children. Wearing glasses does not affect the growth of the eye and won't increase or decrease the changes in shape of the eye over time. The biggest reason to wear glasses is to ensure normal vision development (prevent amblyopia). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Unlikely: Lasik does not reverse myopia, but rather creates a compensatory corneal abnormality based on measurements at one point in time. The eyes change continuously over a lifetime, until the ninth decade or tenth decade of life. Minor touch-up refractive surgeries or reversion to eyeglasses for reading at least is common. Some university ophthalmologists make a career of fixing residual lasik problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm myopic since I remember (Now I've got astigmatism too) and every year it gets a bit worse. Does it ever stop worsening? Like at a certain age?
Advancing myopia: Myopia results from horizontally lengthening of the eye ball. It keeps increasing in length usually as long as person is growing (about 22 years in female and 25 years in male). A rare disorder is 'degenerative myopia'. Astigmatism results from corneal surface irregularity. Consult an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We have a 4 years old nephew, he was diagnosed with astigmatism and strabism;what is the recommended treatment at his age and minimum age for surgery?
Depends: The timing and or use of surgery is usually based on the amount of success gained by patching.If the kid won't tolerate patching, glasses that blur the better eye are sometimes used.If patching corrects the strabismus, surgery is avoided. If alignment is bad for too long (years), any surgery would be cosmetic (alignment).I've seen it done on 2yo's ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer