In most cases, the astigmatism suffered is so mild that it does not require treatment at all. Treatment of astigmatism aims to improve the quality of vision of patients with the use of glasses, eyepieces, or through eye surgery procedures that use laser light. Treatment of astigmatism is given by type, that is regular or irregular.
The use of corrective lenses can help to focus the light on the corneas of astigmatism sufferers who have curved or uneven surfaces. Thus, the light entering the eye can fall right in the retina. Patients can use corrective lenses in the form of glasses or eyepieces in accordance with eye comfort and recommendations provided by ophthalmologists.
Treatment of astigmatism using laser beam aims to repair tissue in the cornea of the eye that is not as curved as it should be. The outer cell tissue present on the surface of the cornea will be removed before the laser beam is used to alter the shape of the cornea and restore the ability of the eye to focus light. This procedure generally takes at least half an hour. Furthermore, the cornea is maintained to be restored. Several types of surgical procedures use laser aids for the treatment of astigmatism, namely LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), LASEK (subat epithelial keratomileusis laser), and photorefractive keraktectomi (PRK).
Consult the type of astigmatism treatment that exists with your doctor before determining the appropriate treatment with the type of astigmatism you have. Learn also the pros and cons of each available handling procedure.