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What are the complications of myopia?

What are the complications of myopia?

Refractive error: Glasses or contact lenses or refractive surgery can help this. Myopia is a risk factor for retinal tears or detachments. If you ever have new/worse floaters or flashing lights in your vision, you must get a dilated eye exam asap. ...Read more

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What are complication in using lasik ?And what other option for myopia treatment?

What are complication in using lasik ?And what other option for myopia treatment?

Option use glasses: Lasik surgery is relatively safe and effective surgery , if you are undergoing such surgery you have to take time , find pros and cons of such procedure and go to the best centers not to the mills, ask the surgeon for possible complications not simple flares , refractive errors , but requiting corneal transplantation, flap problems , infection etc these are rare but can happen. ...Read more

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High myopia of -7 for 2 yr, is there is any chance of retinal detachment? After how much time complications of high myopia generally arises?

High myopia of -7 for 2 yr, is there is any chance of retinal detachment? After how much time complications of high myopia generally arises?

No time limit: High myopia has a life long risk of retinal detachment that is higher with personal history of retinal tear or detachment in either eye, the presence of retinal lattice degeneration, family history, the development of a posterior vitreous detachment and with cataract surgery. The last two 'events' occur with age. Risk is present throughout life and as a patient ages. Go to eyemd with symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the possible side-effects of lasik treatment for myopia? I want to correct my myopia with lasik surgery, but i’m worried about complications. What are the potential risks of lasik, and how common do complications occur?

What are the possible side-effects of lasik treatment for myopia? I want to correct my myopia with lasik surgery, but i’m worried about complications. What are the potential risks of lasik, and how common do complications occur?

Lasik: Lasik risks include dry eye, glare & haloes, infection, corneal scarring, flap problems, need for enhancement, decreased vision, and other issues. The risk of these issues is uncommon and vision threatening complications are incredibly rare. ...Read more

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Myopia is what?

Myopia is what?

Nearsightedness: In this error of refraction, the eye behaves as if it is too long and the natural focal point is in front of the retina (the film that you see with at the back of the eye). The eyeglass to correct this is a minus lens which disperses the light and pushes that focal point back onto the retina. Most myopia gradually increases through the teens years and stops in the 20's. ...Read more

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How to cure myopia?

Depends on age: There is some information that use of certain eyedrops during childhood may be able to slow progression of, but not cure, myopia. After age 21, with stable readings, one can consider laser refractive surgery (i.e. Lasik or prk) if the affected individual does not want to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct the myopia. Myopic eyes are at higher risk for glaucoma and retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Is myopia reversible?

Is myopia reversible?

Not without surgery: Myopia, or nearsightedness is due to an anatomically long front to back length of the eye . Lasik and prk surgery can counteract the myopia, allowing for clear distance vision. Myopia does not reverse on its own. ...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

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How can myopia be cured?

How can myopia be cured?

I wish we knew: Myopia is becoming more common. Some relate it to chronic indoor life instead of outdoor activities common in human ancestry. There are many suggestive things to modify it including certain dilating drops, light changes and activity modifiers. No true cure is known but good eyeglass and contact correction exists and LASIK is commonly performed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of myopia?

What is the cause of myopia?

Genetics: Myopia, or nearsightedness, means one can see near objects but distance vision is blurry. Myopia is usually genetic and there is no known reason. It could be caused by a longer than normal eye or a steeper cornea. ...Read more

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