Suggest some good cure for astigmatism

Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the eye. It is a common condition in which a person experiences blurred vision. Astigmatism is a treatable eye condition, however if left untreated, it can result in permanent loss of sight over a substantial period of time. In this condition, the cornea which is the front portion of the eye sports a different surface curvature than the other portion. This condition could be present at birth or develop later on, as the child grows. In some cases astigmatism may occur in combination with longsightedness (hyperopia) or shortsightedness (myopia). Astigmatism may also occur in a very mild form and may not need treatment apart from a few dietary and lifestyle changes. However, one must be prudent when it comes to treating eye conditions, as the slightest negligence can result in partial damage to one’s eyes, and in severe cases, complete loss of eyesight.

Blurred vision, headaches, distorted vision field and a need to strain while viewing objects can all be indicators of astigmatism. Astigmatism has a drastic impact on your normal daily activities; therefore, a visit to a doctor will help in identifying and treating this condition accurately, thus enabling you to lead a normal life. As mentioned earlier, astigmatism is a treatable condition. Treatment would essentially involve correcting the imbalanced curvature causing this condition. After examining your condition, the doctor may set about correcting your vision by either suggesting contact lenses or eyeglasses. Depending on the severity of your condition, an eye specialist may also recommend refractive surgery that will eliminate the problem by reshaping your cornea.

As far as astigmatism is concerned, home remedies will help in providing your eyes with relief from irritation due to the constant straining of the eyes, and by helping in speeding up your recovery process.

  • You can apply two to three drops of rose water in your eyes daily. Rose water will help in soothing your strained eyes. Rose water will also help in getting rid of any dirt that may have collected around your cornea during the day.
  • Carrot is a rich source of vitamin A, which is very beneficial for the health of the eyes. Including carrots or carrot juice in your diet will help in speeding up your recovery process.
  • Wash your eyes by splashing water on them as often as possible. This will ensure that the dust and other pollutants are eliminated from the surface of your eyes.
  • For another effective home remedy, you may place cucumber slices on your eyes. This is a very soothing remedy that will help to reduce the pain and ache that is generally associated with this condition.

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