Can I need corrective eye surgery to fix my astigmatism?

Astigmatism Surgery. Lasik is now quite effective for correcting mild to moderate amounts of normal astigmatism. It can not correct unusually large or irregular amounts of astigmatism, and your eye doctor will have to evaluate your situation.

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I'm 24 years old, and am considering corrective surgery. Should I wait until a certain age to do have any kind of surgery? I have astigmatism, and mild myopia, and my vision was around -1.25 in both eyes. Also, what kind of surgery would be best?

Typically . Typically eye surgeons like to wait until patients are 21 years old before performing refractive surgery. You have a couple options that work well, including lasik and prk. Also, your refractive error should be stable and not changing. Because you live in socal, i encourage you to meet with dr. Melton, a cornea and refractive surgery specialist, at eye associates of southern california (www.Eye-socal.Com). Dr. Melton is outstanding. Read more...
LASIK if stable. If your prescription has not changed much in last 1-2 years, then you should do well with lasik, as long as you have a through eye exam and computerized measurements of your corneal curvature and thickness, and all is normal. Preferably the exam should be done and all testing reviewed by the ophthalmologist / eye surgeon who will perform the procedure. Make sure to get all your questions answered. Read more...

My 5 y/o niece is very shortsighted with 1 eye worse than the other + astigmatism on both. Should she have eye surgery now or wait until she's older?

Confusing question. The primary treatment of unequal eye power is through glasses, not surgery. If the child is developing amblyopia, (vision loss in the weaker eye), glasses and/or patching would still be the 1st effort. If the eyes did not line up correctly, patching might help first, but delicate eye muscle surgery may be needed. Read more...

Can eye surgery correct myopia with astigmatism?

Astigmatism correctn. Absolutely. The vast majority of corneal refractive surgery, i.e. Lasik or surface ablation/prk, is for just that. Most people wearing glasses for distance vision are myopic, and most of them have some amount of astigmatism as well. Today's lasers can correct a very high proportion of your myopia and your astigmatism. Some lasik surgeons give free educational appointments or seminars. Read more...

Is it possible for laser eye surgery to cure astigmatism?

Yes. However it depends on whether the astigmatism is caused by a misshaped cornea, or is coming from the lens inside the eye. Read more...

Could someone get laser eye surgery if you have astigmatism and nastagmus?

Not with nystagmus. Laser can correct astigmatism but with nystagmus the eye may move and create problems with the cornea. Stay away from Lasek and other laser procedures. . Read more...