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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Pathological Myopia

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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?

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 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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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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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

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If myopia increases, there is loss of visual acuity or blurriness. What symptoms occur when myopia decreases? Are they the same?

If myopia increases, there is loss of visual acuity or blurriness. What symptoms occur when myopia decreases? Are they the same?

Myopia: Myopia is short sightedness. You have to get closer to see the same things a person with normal vision can see. If the myopia decreases you can clearly see things at a greater distance than you could before. Astigmatism - abnormal shape of the eyeball-causes blurriness. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible cataract: Rp_ does not change refraction. With increasing myopia at an age when this is usually stable suspect cataract or also some corneal diseases. She should be checked out by her ophthalmologist (not i hope an optometrist). ...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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A sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, s amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, is this problematic? Am i unhealthy?

A sufferer of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, s amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, is this problematic? Am i unhealthy?

Some of these: Conditions are relatively minor ; others are more serious. Do you want to be healthier? I would encourage you to work with your doctor using a team approach to address they medical problems. Take care. ...Read more

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When does myopia stop?

When does myopia stop?

Myopia Stablization: Myopia typically plateaus in one's early 20's. It is a very individual process. Some peple's myopia may take until their 30'a to stabilize. ...Read more