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Symptoms Of Pathological Myopia
Eyes have myopia of -4.00 and -4.50 and I am 29/male/white. Have had astigmatism since I was very young. Am afraid of pathological myopia. Is this rare?
Not likely: The amount of myopia you have would be generally classified as moderate (you say you have astigmatism but your prescription as described does not show it). Pathologic changes in the eye are more typically seen with higher degrees of astigmatism than you have. To be sure, you should have a dilated examination with a careful check of your retina and the retinal periphery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Intermittent: The main difference is that pseudomyopia is intermittent and regular myopia is constant. ...Read more
If myopia increases, there is loss of visual acuity or blurriness. What symptoms occur when myopia decreases? Are they the same?
My sister is 41yo.In 2yrs her myopia get worse from-2, 50to-4, 50.Now she has problem with contrast(shops, night).Are these symptoms of cataract or rp?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 33 now, my power is -8d in le and -9d in re, -1 cylin, i started wearing specs when i as 14, do I suffer from degenerative myopia, how is it diagnosed?
Probably not: Degenerative (pathological) myopia is a progressive disease. There are macular changes , staphylomas & peripheral changes. It is seen more often in higher myopes but not necessarily so. Sometimes a -10 can be a simple high myopia and a -4.50 show signs of pathological myopia. A good retinal exam by an eye md can rule it out. ...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
I've heard there are certain habits that worsen the degree of myopia (nearsightedness). What are these habits and what I do do decrease the degree?
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