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Eye Power is Increasing (Cylindrical)

My spect number is increasing steadily from last 2 years, particularly cylindrical number.

My age is 25 and I am using spect from last 8-9 years. but in last 2 years my power is increasing fast. Could you please tell me how can I reduce my eye power or at least I can keep it constant.

My Vision Details
For left eye :
Spherical Number is = -3.25
Cylindrical Number = -1.5

For Right eye :
Spherical Number is = -3.75
Cylindrical Number = -2.0

What are the possible reasons so that my cylindrical number is changing? and Is is possible to remove cylindrical power or how can I keep it constant?

Waiting for reply and thanks.


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The cylinder power is astigmatism and is likely mostly determined by genetics.  There is really nothing you can do to alter it unless you have surgery or do Ortho K treatments (which I don't recommend - another subject.)  Sometmes, very intense frequent reading like for law school or post-graduate education can stimulate your eyes to get a little more nearsighted and it is also important to wear only the prescription power that you really need and no more.  Keep a watch on your astigmatism numbers to make sure they don't continue to change a lot.  Keratoconus is a condition where cornea becomes weaker and unstable and you can get very severe astigmatism.  If numbers got a whole lot worse in the future it would be important to rule that out - but again you would likely have much worse astigmatism than you have now.  Your mom and dad (genetics) are mostly responsible for your current prescription.

MJK MD
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My son is having a cylinderical number in both eyes. He is just 3 years old.
L -3.50
R -3.00

Pls suggest the remedy to remove the cylindrical number.

Regards,
Rajesh
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