Astigmatism

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment of astigmatism let us first discuss conventional allopathic treatment.

Corrective lenses: Lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses are used for correcting the refractive errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness along with astigmatism.

Refractive surgery: Different types of surgical methods are used for correcting the refractive error.

Wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time increases the risk of infection in the eye.

Now let us talk about homeopathy. There are 8 specific documented remedies for astigmatism.

Remedies are selected on the basis of symptoms presented by a particular patient. The cause of the astigmatism plays a major role in the extent of improvement that the patient experiences.

If the problem is mild, that is, there are no major pathophysiological changes then the chances of getting betterment are quite positive. The symptoms will get better gradually and marked improvement is noticed if remedies are followed along with regular exercises.

If the underlying cause requires a corrective measure then also homeopathic treatment can be of great help. There is improvement in blurring of vision, tiredness of eyes and headache due to strain.

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What is astigmatism

Astigmatism occurs when the front surface of eye, that is cornea or the lens inside the eye has an irregular curvature.

Who suffers more

Astigmatism can affect both children and adults.

What are the causes

In astigmatism the cornea or lens is not smoothly and evenly curved and causes light rays to be unevenly focused. This causes refractive error.

Astigmatism is a type of refractive error.

Any kind of injuries related to cornea such as due to operation or infections can lead to it.

Abnormal changes done to the cornea during surgeries can also lead to astigmatism.

Astigmatism has also been seen occurring on hereditary grounds.

It may occur in combination with other refractive errors namely myopia or hypermetropia.

What is the classification

Corneal Astigmatism: It occurs if cornea has a distorted shape.

Lenticular Astigmatism: It occurs if lens is distorted.

What are the symptoms

  • Distorted or blurred vision
  • Eye strain
  • Tired eyes
  • Eye discomfort
  • Irritation in eye
  • Headaches
  • Constant squinting of the eyes
  • Unable to read small print
  • Difficulty in driving at night

How to diagnose

Astigmatism, a refractive error, is diagnosed after a routine eye test. Getting regular eye check-up done is necessary for people of all the age groups including children. As this disease increases slowly one should quickly intervene to fight it off.

  • Vision tests
  • Light focus measure tests
  • Cornea curvature measuring tests

Home remedies & self help

  • Regular exercises can help to strengthen vision and correct the problems caused by astigmatism.
  • Vitamin A is really good for astigmatism. The sources include dark green vegetables, sweet potato, carrots and so on.
  • Vitamin C is another good vitamin for those with astigmatism. The sources of vitamin C include oranges, dark green vegetables, strawberries and so on.
  • Vitamin E also helps to combat eye issues.
  • Some minerals can be of great help like zinc, magnesium and calcium.
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