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Eye prescription is +0.25x-1.0. So my power is "+", but spherical equivalent is "-". Am i myopic or hyperopic? Is near or far vision better?

Eye prescription is +0.25x-1.0. So my power is "+", but spherical equivalent is "-". Am i myopic or hyperopic? Is near or far vision better?

Depends...: +.25 is negligible, so you can say you're emmetropic. However you do have astigmatism, so you are astigmatic . Technically, you're hyperopic with astigmatism. With current data, i couldnt tell you whether near vision or distance vision is better, depends on whether you have presbyopia or not. If you don't have presybiopia, then they are equal. Hope that helps, but it can get confusing.... ...Read more

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How harmful is my myopic degeneration?

How harmful is my myopic degeneration?

Potentially: Myopic degeneration may lead to atrophy of the macua which is responsible for fine and color vision. In addition, new blood vessels may grow into the macula because of degeration of certain retinal layers. . Amsler grid testing may be helpful to montior any subtle cjhanges in vision.(looks like a peice of graph paper with a central dot)you should be followed closely ...Read more

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I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia? OD: -15D macular pucker OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

I have myopic degeneration. Is that pathological myopia?
OD: -15D macular pucker
OS: -12D 1mm pigment on retina
Both:100% PVD w/floaters gnats flashes

See retina specialit: Do you mean macular degeneration? It appears that you need an eye doctor specialized on the retina and macular. Don't delay another second since your eyesight may depend on it. ...Read more

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Which treatments are there for myopic macular degeneration?

Not many: There are at least four problems that occur as part of this condition. First as the tissues stretch, there is a 'withering away' of one tissue layer needed for vision (RPE) which cannot be treated. Abnormal new blood vessels grow under the retina in some cases, and these can be treated. Myopic retinoschisis and myopic macular hole can be treated with vitrectomy or other surgery with some success ...Read more

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I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything i can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?

I have myopic macular degeneration. Is there anything i can do to prevent the blood vessels from leaking? Vitamins, eye drops?

Amsler grid: No nutritional supplements, vitamins, eye drops or medications prevent abnormal blood vessel formation (choroidal neovascularization). Amsler grid home monitoring and regular eye exams are the best defense. ...Read more

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I am high myopic and have lattice degeneration (no tear). Should i be worried about carrying a 15 lb backpack while travelling cross-country by air?

I am high myopic and have lattice degeneration (no tear). Should i be worried about carrying a 15 lb backpack while travelling cross-country by air?

No, but: No. You should not worry especially, but do know that about 7% of patients with lattice will get a retinal detachment at some point in their life. High myopia is another risk factor that adds to your risk. Since you are the adventurous type, you may want to consider laser treatment of the lattice to protect you from potential retinal detachment occurring in an area without proper care. ...Read more

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Risk of rd in lattice degeneration is 1-2%. What is this risk% when I am high myopic and have lattice degeneration? I am really worried since 2 months

Risk of rd in lattice degeneration is 1-2%. What is this risk% when I am high myopic and have lattice degeneration? I am really worried since 2 months

just a little higher: Probably more like 4-6%. Since this is not in your control, know the symptoms to watch for rd and avoid any risky trauma-inducing situation (like boxing!). ...Read more

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Is oct beneficial for moderate to high myopics (like me) with lattice degeneration just to see if the overall retina is thinner than usual?

Not necessarily: Oct is just a tool to see the thickness of the retina for myopes, but that's all it'll tell you. It will not visualize the lattice degeneration at all. It will tell you if your retina is thinned, but it will not change any treatment plan. The treatment is just glasses or contacts, no matter how thin the retina is. ...Read more

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If review of lattice degeneration after 2 months in high myopic (symptom only floaters) still does not show any break/hole/tear, is rd very unlikely?

If review of lattice degeneration after 2 months in high myopic (symptom only floaters) still does not show any break/hole/tear, is rd very unlikely?

uncommon: Lattice is a site of weakness and stress in the peripheral retina. It is the formation site of retinal detachment in some cases especially in trauma but sometimes without external cause. It is more common in higher myopes. You need to understand the symptoms of detachment and avoid head and eye trauma if possible. ...Read more

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