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Is there a cure for astigmatism?

Astigmatism can be permanently corrected through surgery. These surgeries adjust the shape of the cornea to fix the abnormalities of astigmatism. Corrective glasses and contact lenses can adjust astigmatism on a day-to-day basis when worn correctly with the correct prescription.

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