Treatment for astigmatism
Almost all degrees of astigmatism can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
For a person with mild astigmatism the lenses may not be necessary unless there are other diseases, such as myopia or farsightedness.
If astigmatism is severe, the doctor prescribes corrective lenses.
Exercises for Astigmatism
The ophthalmologist advises against forcing eyes because it focuses mainly on reducing symptoms, such as tired eyes and headache.
In fact, to improve vision we recommend the following eye exercises:
- Reading in a dimly lit room,
- Read a book with small print,
- Train yourself to read from near and far, especially where there are more difficulties.
More Effective Exercises for Astigmatism
You should do these exercises for at least 15 minutes a day.
We suggest doing this exercise program on vacation or after lunch, every day.
Often in a week vision problems are resolved, although some people may need several weeks.
- This exercise should be done outdoors. Look at an object (for example, a pen) at 30cm away for approximately 5 seconds, then look at an object (for example a bulletin board) at 20/30 feet away for a few seconds. At the end look at the pen again. Repeat many times.
- Put a pencil or pen 30 / 35cm away from the eyes. Move this object in all directions (up, down, right, left, front and back) and the eye has to follow the movement.
- Fix the back of the nose for a few seconds, then relax.
- Look obliquely up and to the right as possible, then move your eyes in the opposite direction (down and to the left). Repeat many times, then move up and left and then down and right.
Diet and diet for astigmatism
The doctor and the ophthalmologist do not give advice on feeding the patient, but the health of the eyes depends on the health of the organism.
The view depends on the crystalline capacity of accommodation.
If this mechanism works well, it is possible to see well, even if the eye size is not ideal and the shape is not perfectly spherical.
The accommodation is allowed by structures that change the shape of this lens:
- Ciliary muscles,
- Suspensory ligaments of the lens
- Short ciliary nerve – a branch of the oculomotor nerve (third cranial nerve).
According to the blood type diet , astigmatism is caused by consumption of milk and dairy products.
Based on Shelton’s natural medicine and hygiene , feeding with animal proteins and processed foods causes diseases, including astigmatism .
In the intestine, it is important that the food eaten does not cause:
To have healthy blood and not get sick, it is important to eat food:
The most important hygienists and naturopaths (Shelton, Lezaeta, etc.) recommend eating:
- Raw vegetables,
- Nuts and seeds,
- Vegetables, fresh as possible.
Eyeglasses for correcting astigmatism
Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or with laser .
The axis of astigmatism in prescription glasses and contact lenses describes the location of the flatter meridian of the eye using a 180 degree scale.
In addition to the power of the spherical lens used to correct myopia or farsightedness, for astigmatism serves to indicate the difference between the two main meridians of the eye.
A prescription for prescription glasses for myopic astigmatism could look like this: -2.50 -1.00 x 90.
- The first number (-2.50) is the gradation of the sphere (in diopters) for correction of myopia in the flatter (less myopic) meridian of the eye.
- The second number (-1.00) is the power of the cylinder for additional correction of myopia
in the meridian with more pronounced curvature . (-2.50 + -1.00 = D-3.50)
- The third number (90) is the axis of astigmatism. This is the position (in degrees) of the most flat prime meridian, on a 180 degree rotation scale (90 degrees indicates the vertical meridian of the eye and 180 degrees indicates the horizontal meridian).
If you wear toric gel contact lenses for astigmatism correction, prescription contact lenses include:
- Spherical grade,
- Cylindrical grade,
- Indication of the axes.
Permeable gas contact lenses can correct astigmatism. These lenses are rigid and replace the cornea as a reflecting surface of the eye.
In some cases, the patient has problems with night vision (eg driving) due to an inadequate correction of astigmatism with lenses or glasses.
The night lights can have a star effect, with the formation of halos.
Refractive surgery with LASIK can correct most types of astigmatism.
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) – The surgeon removes some outer protective layers of the cornea.
An Excimer laser changes the shape of the cornea by removing a piece of tissue from the cornea.
When the cornea heals, it is more spherical.
This procedure can be very painful.
It may take a month to fully recover.
LASEK (Laser epithelial keratomileusis) – Alcohol is used to smooth the surface of the cornea and then it is removed.
If you remove a very thin layer of the cornea, the eye is less vulnerable to wounds in consideration of PRK.
If you use a laser to change the shape of the cornea and then it closes.
LASEK can be chosen for a thin corneal patient.
The recovery time of the view can be up to one week.
Laser-in-situ (LASIK) photorefractive – the doctor uses a device called keratome to make a thin, round incision in the form of a hinge.
This can be accomplished using a special laser.
LASIK surgery causes less pain compared to other techniques and the patient regains vision within a few days.
To stabilize the view takes about a month, but usually only takes a few days to notice a great improvement.