HealthReplies.com. I suffer from cylindrical eyes. right 2.75 left 2.5 and minus right 1 left 0.75. but the difference with wearing glasses is not just slight. why can I suffer from cylinder disease? and do I have to always wear glasses every time I do activities? could it get worse?
Hello, good afternoon Zhrmzya.
Cylindrical eye, or in the medical world it is referred to as astigmatism, is a condition of abnormalities in the curvature of the eye lens and the shape of the cornea, so that vision becomes blurry. In addition to blurred vision, patients with astigmatism may also complain of dizziness, headaches, eye fatigue, and difficulty seeing the full picture. The cause of astigmatism is not certain, but it is suspected that heredity plays a role. In addition, eye diseases can also cause astigmatism, for example, injury to the cornea due to infection, history of eye surgery, abnormal corneal shape, etc.
The use of correcting glasses in patients who experience astigmatism is to improve the quality of vision of the sufferer. But keep in mind, using these correcting glasses will not improve the condition of astigmatism that has occurred. The worsening of the condition can still occur, whether a person uses correcting glasses continuously or not. Usually the worsening of astigmatism that occurs is associated with increasing age.
However, we still recommend that you wear correcting glasses at all times if your vision becomes impaired. You may not feel or feel only a slight difference in the quality of vision when wearing correcting glasses, but even a little blurry vision can result in eye fatigue and headaches.
Consult an ophthalmologist if you feel annoyed when you have to wear glasses all the time. Your doctor may recommend other treatments such as LASIK surgery using laser, LASEK surgery, or Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa