• Does astigmatism change with age?


    Does astigmatism change with age? Mine changed recently in my right eye. From a Cylinder of -0.50 to -0.75. The Axis changed from 135 to 145. (Spherical changed from -5.25 to -5.0) My left eye didn't change at all. I've been told that astigmatism shouldn't change with age and this possibly indicates eye disease of some sort. Is this true?


    The changes you describe are not uncommon and very minimal. Based on those changes I would not suspect any eye disease unless there were other abnormalities on your eye exam.

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