CAN ASTIGMATISM BE CURED?
Can astigmatism be cured? To answer this question properly, we need to consider the nature of the condition, carefully.
Astigmatism is not an eye disease. Rather, it is a refractive error just like near-sightedness or far-sightedness. The condition causes light rays entering the eye to focus unevenly on the retina. It changes the focal points of the light rays entering the eyes to the front of the retina or behind the retina. Therefore, it causes two focal points.
As a result of light rays focusing unevenly on the retina, the sufferer will experience blurred vision at all distances. Other symptoms include double vision, eyestrain, headaches, visual fatigue and even difficulty seeing or driving at night.
An eye exam is necessary to confirm the presence of astigmatism. During the eye exam, several tests and equipment are used to confirm the presence of astigmatism and to quantify its amount and axis
A Snellen chart or other eye charts are first used to check for reduced visual acuity.
Corneal typography is then used to obtain an accurate picture of the cornea’s shape. An auto refractor then gives an estimate of the eye’s refractive error.
All these tests are used to define the extent of the severity of the sufferer’s condition to determine the best course of action
Can astigmatism be cured? The answer is yes.
Because it is a refractive error, corrective lenses and surgery are the two options available in the treatment of astigmatism.
Corrective lenses are of two types, lenses and eyeglasses. Eyeglasses are easier to choose, as there are fewer options. A lens placed in a frame does the trick However; there are more options with contact lenses. If you have astigmatism, your doctor could prescribe a special type of contact lens called toric. It is a flexible lens that can bend light more in one direction than the other direction.
Refractive surgery is the surgical procedure used to treat astigmatism. It changes the shape of your cornea. There are numerous types of refractive surgery so your doctor will pick the best one for you.
If you suffer from this condition and you are asking, “Can astigmatism be cured?” The answer is yes it can and without adverse effects too.