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Changing myopia: Briefly, there is not way to permanently correct myopia without surgery. Myopia is due to the combination of the eye length, the corneal steepness (refractive power) and the lens. To change myopia, one or more of these would have to be changed. Optometrist with variable success use contact lenses sometimes to temporarily change the eye surface and myopia. Corneal or lens surgery are needed. ...Read more
Possible, not likely: While it is possible, high myopia tends to progress somewhat as we age, rather than reverse, although it can happen. As long as the condition continues to progress, the best option is to keep up with glasses or contact lenses. If and when the prescription stabilizes, you may wish to consider lasik surgery, if you are a candidate. ...Read more
Can plus lens therapy reverse/cure myopia? I'm seeing improvements with that and many peoples have reversed theire myopia too.
Can plus lens therapy reverse/cure myopia? I'm seeing improvement with that, if it can't then why its improving mine?
May be temporary: Myopia is usually caused by an abnormally shaped eyeball. Since it's a structural abnormality, using a lens wouldn't be expected to permanently cure it. It's possible that the lens may be training you to focus better for short periods of time, i suppose, but the only cure for myopia that i'm aware of is surgery. Perhaps one of my opthalmology colleages might have more info for you. ...Read more
Will lenses with a small positive value like say +0.5 help reverse some degree of myopia over time?
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
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
Nearsightedness: Myopes have eyes that are too long for their natural focusing power. They need eyeglasses or contacts that minify the light which causes the focal point to go more towards the back of the eye where the retina receives the image. (hyperopes need magnifying lenses). Your ophthalmologist can provide the best correction for this condition. ...Read more
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