Change In Axis Of The Eye?

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my eye power first r nR Sph -1.75 Cyl -0.25 Axis 90 r nL Sph -1.50 Cyl -0.50 Axis 75 r n r nOne year and a half after checking again the power changes to r nR Sph -2.75 Cyl -0.75 Axis 155 r nL Sph -2.50 Cyl -0.50 Axis 70 r n r nWhen I checked yesterday I forgot to ask, is it normal for the axes to change in the opposite direction to each other? R nOD that moves to the right, from 90 to 155 r nOS which moves slightly to the left, from 75 to 70 r n r nThanks.

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Hello Beau, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

Eye refractive disorders (minus, plus or cylindrical eyes) can indeed change with age. Cylindrical eyes (also known as astigmatism) can occur because the irregular shape of the cornea or the irregular shape of the lens of the eye. As you age, usually astigmatism will get worse and it is not impossible that changes in the axis can also occur. These changes can only occur due to changes in the shape of the cornea (or lens) of your eyes. Mild axis changes are not uncommon, but changes of more than 90 degrees require further examination by an eye doctor.


In your case, for now there is nothing you need to worry about. Make sure you get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist every 1-2 years (depending on your age and refraction problems) to make sure your glasses are corrected for your refractive disorders.

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