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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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Is medium myopia worse than high myopia ?

Is medium myopia worse than high myopia ?

Not logical: The higher the myopia, the greater the need for glasses and the greater the need for more power. So high myopia is "worse". However most myopia, even high myopia, can be corrected with contacts or glasses. Check with you ophthalmologist for the best options. ...Read more

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High myopia category involves the astigmatism also?

High myopia category involves the astigmatism also?

Possibly : Depending on the way a glasses prescription is written, astigmatism can affect the numerical value of myopia. Let's say someone was -6.25 with +1.00 cylinder (astigmatism). This is written in "plus cylinder" notation. If written in minus cylinder, it would be -5.25 with -1.00 cylinder. You can also take the "spherical equivalent", which would be sphere + 1/2(cyl), or -5.75 in this case. ...Read more

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How can high myopia be related to secondary glaucoma?

How can high myopia be related to secondary glaucoma?

Possible: There have been studies that have shown that myopia is a risk factor for developing open angle glaucoma. However, it is important to realize that not everyone who is myopic develops glaucoma. Regular eye examinations can help us detect whether or not you have glaucoma. ...Read more

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If I have a high myopia, what are the long term effects?

If I have a high myopia, what are the long term effects?

High myopia: High myopia has been associated with an increased risk of retinal detachment and a slightly increased risk of glaucoma. Some people with high myopia will also have a continued change in their glasses prescription over the years, and it may not stabilize as much as those with a lower prescription. It is important to have periodic eye exams, and seek help immediately with any problems. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm worried of high myopia - what effects does it have on you?

It depends!: In cases of high myopia (>-6 diopters), our largest concern as a retinal specialist is the potential for retinal detachment and myopic degeneration. Fortunately, neither are very common. As long as the eye is monitored yearly and the peripheral retina is checked for signs of thinning (ie. lattice degeneration), holes,or tears, the chance of negative effects of high myopia are low. ...Read more

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Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?

Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?

Any profession: While persons with high amounts of myopia can have a higher rate of retinal tears or detachments, proper glasses or contacts or lasik should yield 20/20 or better vision. If you are concerned about vision loss, annual dilated eye exams can be reassuring, and a profession that is less likely to require high amounts of visual detail may mitigate this concern as well. ...Read more

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I have high myopia -7d. Nowadays i can see near objects clear for only 1 sec and then it gets blur. Again when i blink , image is clear for only 1 sec?

I have high myopia -7d. Nowadays i can see near objects clear for only 1 sec and then it gets blur. Again when i blink , image is clear for only 1 sec?

Dryness: What you describe is classic for dry eyes. Over the counter drops are available to treat this. Allergies can cause the symptoms you have, treat ment with artificial tear drops may help thi also. If worsens see eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or signs of pseudomyopia thats different from regular myopia?

Focus spasm: Pseudomyopia is a temporary focus spasm of the ciliary muscle causing a shift toward nearsightedness. It is common in young adults who have active accommodation especially after preparing for an exam, or a change in occupation. It can also have organic causes. The diagnosis is made with a cycloplegic refraction during which the focus spasm will go away but real myopia will remain. ...Read more