Doctor insights on:
What Are The Complications Of Myopia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What type of lens is used to treat myopia?
- What kind of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?
- What are the complications of food poisoning?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What complications come with measles?
- What are the possible complications of an abdominoplasty?
- What are the complications of diabetic maculopathy?
- What are the complications for schilling test?
- Talk to a ophthalmologist online for free