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How do I stop my myopia from progressing?

How do I stop my myopia from progressing?

You can't: There is some evidence that the degree of myopia progression can be decreased with certain treatments (bright light when reading as a child, certain contact lens wear), but there is nothing that has been consistently shown to work. Fortunately, the progression usually stops in early adulthood. If not, see an eye doctor to discuss options to treat you. ...Read more

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When does myopia stop?

When does myopia stop?

Myopia Stablization: Myopia typically plateaus in one's early 20's. It is a very individual process. Some peple's myopia may take until their 30'a to stabilize. ...Read more

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When does myopia progression stop?

Myopia progression: For some Myopia progression continues despite treatment. For more info: See http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com/2016/11/pathologic-myopia-or-degenerative-myopia.html ...Read more

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My sister has myopia. That began in adolescence then stopped at 20 yr. Then reprised at 40 yr and never stops. Now she is 41.Is that a bad thing?

My sister has myopia. That began in adolescence then stopped at 20 yr. Then reprised at 40 yr and never stops. Now she is 41.Is that a bad thing?

Myopia can worsen: As one gets older. I hope this article will give u helpful info about this eye condition. Take care! http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001023.Htm. ...Read more

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How to stop the progression of myopia? I'm 28 years old, male, office work, -7 diopters with astigmatism

How to stop the progression of myopia? I'm 28 years old, male, office work, -7 diopters with astigmatism

Little needed: At your age, myopia has run its course and there is little likelihood of further changes. You might be a good candidate for lasik as things have stabilized and the results should be good. ...Read more

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I'm 46 yo with pathologic myopia. Recently my prescription jumped from -17 to -20! any treatment to stop/reverse it?

Malignant myopia: Is associated with progressive increase in nearsighted correction, sometimes to a level that you are experiencing. Usually, the prescription doesn't progress that much at your age. You should have your ophthalmologist evaluate you to make sure that you're not developing cataracts. They can also cause progressive myopic changes. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 46 yo with pathologic myopia. recently my prescription jumped from -17 to -20! can any treatment stop/reverse it?

What to do if I'm 46 yo with pathologic myopia. recently my prescription jumped from -17 to -20! can any treatment stop/reverse it?

Pathologic Myopia: This high degree of myopia is generally because of two reasons. A staphyloma in the retina which is an outpouching in the back, making the eye effectively longer, or keratoconus, a disorder in the cornea. A rigid gas permeable contact lens can be used or, if you qualify, an intraocular contact lens (ICL) can be placed. You would need to see an ophthalmologist that has experience with placing ICLs. ...Read more

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How to stop a child's eye from changing shape, to prevent his myopia from worsening?

How to stop a child's eye from changing shape, to prevent his myopia from worsening?

Wish there was: Wish i knew, i'd be a millionaire. Theoretically, you could have him not look at near objects and always look to the distance. Studies have shown constant near vision may increase myopia. But it was a small study, so i'd take that with a grain of salt. But its not practical. I think let the child develop the way he needs to, and don't worry about myopia. ...Read more

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My left eye is becoming blurry since i was 13 years old. A doctor told me that it was myopia. What should I do to stop this?

My left eye is becoming blurry since i was 13 years old. A doctor told me that it was myopia. What should I do  to stop this?

Corrective lenses: If the doctor who told you it was myopic was correct, then you can see better with corrective lenses (contacts or eyeglasses). You probably have some degree of myopia in the other eye as well. See your ophthalmologist for an evaluation and refraction (the test that determines the power you need). ...Read more