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Doctor insights on: Myopia Progression In Adults

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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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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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Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

Could using updated/strengthened prescription glasses encourage progression of myopia?

No definitely not.: Current glass correction will only make you see better, to say it will cause a worsening of myopia means that that source of information does not know the principles of optics. Be carefully these sources have an alternate agenda to get money from you for a unproven program. ...Read more

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Is progression of myopia controlled by wearing glasses or contact lenses?

Is progression of myopia controlled by wearing glasses or contact lenses?

No: There is not a way to stop the progression of myopia. The eyeballs grow very little after early childhood, but even a slight changes in the shape of eyeballs can increase myopia. A one gets older, the eyeballs will finally stop changing, but that may be in his 20's or 30's. ...Read more

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Will "close work" (e.g., computer at work, reading, etc) be impactful to peripheral lattice retinal degeneration? Or only for myopia progression?

Will "close work" (e.g., computer at work, reading, etc) be impactful to peripheral lattice retinal degeneration? Or only for myopia progression?

Not likely: There are some animal studies that suggest that intense near work in children could enhance myopia. I don't believe that mechanism is still at play by age 41. There should be no impact on lattice degeneration from computer work or reading. Lattice degeneration per se does not progress. What changes in the eye is the state of the vitreous gel and its relationship to the lattice. ...Read more

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I currently am at a -5.5 prescription at 19 (also male) and I'm still encountering a progression in worsening vision. Does this mean I have pathological myopia?

I currently am at a -5.5 prescription at 19 (also male) and I'm still encountering a progression in worsening vision. Does this mean I have pathological myopia?

Pathologic myopia: Pathologic or degenerative myopia is high myopia (-6.00D), also known as near-sightedness, with any posterior myopia-specific pathology from axial elongation (meaning changes inside the eye/the retina due to the bigger eyeball length). Excessive computer work, near work is causing an epidemic of myopia & pathologic myopia. See: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com/2016/11/pathologic-myopia-or-degenerati ...Read more

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Are there any proven ways to slow myopic progression in children and college students?

Are there any proven ways to slow myopic progression in children and college students?

Not really: There is not yet enough convincing evidence to support intervention to slow down the progression of myopia (near-sightedness). ...Read more

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Need doctor help! What are the signs that my myopic progression is normal?

Myopic progression: Means only that the near sighted correction is getting stronger. As long as your eyes are corrected to 20/20 I would not worry and just have an eye exam yearly. ...Read more

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Do contacts lenses slow the progression of or even decrease nearsightedness?

Do contacts lenses slow the progression of or even decrease nearsightedness?

Not really: Many practitioners will tell people in their twenties, when myopia naturally slows anyway, that if they fit them with their "special" (frequently expensive) lens, that the condition will not progress. Putting a piece of plastic on the eye surface will not change its evolution into whatever power it will end up at. ...Read more

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Can atropine slow down myopia in adults?

Maybe: Myopia does not usually progress very much in adults.

Atropine can slow the progression of myopia in adolescents, but the side-effects are not tolerable. ...Read more

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Does myopia only happen to adults with weak eyes?

Does myopia only happen to adults with weak eyes?

No: Myopia is most likely genetic. There is some evidence that doing a lot of reading or other tasks that require up close vision may also contribute to myopia. ...Read more

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How to cure myopia?

How to cure myopia?

Depends on age: There is some information that use of certain eyedrops during childhood may be able to slow progression of, but not cure, myopia. After age 21, with stable readings, one can consider laser refractive surgery (i.e. Lasik or prk) if the affected individual does not want to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct the myopia. Myopic eyes are at higher risk for glaucoma and retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Is myopia reversible?

Is myopia reversible?

Not without surgery: Myopia, or nearsightedness is due to an anatomically long front to back length of the eye. Lasik and prk surgery can counteract the myopia, allowing for clear distance vision. Myopia does not reverse on its own. ...Read more

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How can myopia be cured?

I wish we knew: Myopia is becoming more common. Some relate it to chronic indoor life instead of outdoor activities common in human ancestry. There are many suggestive things to modify it including certain dilating drops, light changes and activity modifiers. No true cure is known but good eyeglass and contact correction exists and LASIK is commonly performed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of myopia?

What is the cause of myopia?

Genetics: Myopia, or nearsightedness, means one can see near objects but distance vision is blurry.
Myopia is usually genetic and there is no known reason. It could be caused by a longer than normal eye or a steeper cornea. ...Read more

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Diet for person having myopia?

Diet for person having myopia?

Myopia: Is genetically determined. Although there may be some other factors that could influence your need for glasses, there is no diet that can reduce or reverse your nearsightedness. ...Read more

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What is myopia (nearsightedness)?

Trouble Seeing Far: Myopia occurs in many people and means you have problems seeing far away but usually don't have trouble reading or seeing things closer to you. Typically it can't be prevented and occurs when the eye becomes a bit more oval or longer in shape. Any changes in vision should be evaluated by a doctor to be sure that it's not something more severe or dangerous. For example, diabetes can affect vision. ...Read more

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What's the latest advance for myopia?

What's the latest advance for myopia?

Nothing new: Myopia, the most common form of eyeglass need, can be corrected with spectacles, contacts and refractive surgery. More extreme myopia can also be corrected with intraocular surgery emplacing a high power permanent lens. There are no effective ways to prevent or modify the progression although much research is being carried out for this condtion. ...Read more

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What are the complications of myopia?

What are the complications of myopia?

Maybe if high myopia: Persons who are very nearsighted (high myopia) sometimes have problems with the retina. So, high myopia persons should see their ophthalmologists at least once a year, or more often if recommended by the doctors. Non-medical complications of myopia include getting into accidents, getting hit by balls, getting lost because one can't read signs well, not recognizing people from a distance, etc... ...Read more

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