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What Type Of Lens Is Used To Treat Myopia
Are intraocular lens really effective for high myopia rate patients (-15)? Are there different types of these intraocular lenses for myopia? Risky?
Yes: Implant choices: Best intraocular (IOL) choice: Depends on if you want good reading, computer, distance vision OR all distances after surgery; if you have astigmatism (may need Toric IOL). If you want good reading, intermediate, distance VA, Multifocal or Crystalens may be option. Full answer: Cataract Surgery Options at eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both: Ortho-k is an expensive and non-sensible treatment. With this, you wear contact lenses while you sleep that mould the cornea. This allows better vision. During the day, the cornea reshapes itself to normal. What this means is that you see well for a few hours and your vision fades as the day progresses. A more sensible and cheaper solution is to wear contact lenses during the day. ...Read more
Will lenses with a small positive value like say +0.5 help reverse some degree of myopia over time?
Hi what's the side effect of conatact lens for myopia?Ist bad?For how many hours I have to wear them?
Should be none: Contact lenses are a substitute for eyeglass correction. When properly fit and with the proper power, you should see well and there should be no side effects if you keep the schedule prescribed. Always remove the lenses if the eye(s) gets red and replace them according to schedule and there should be no issues. Wear them as long as you need good vision within the proper schedule. ...Read more
What power lens would be required to correct the myopia of someone who can only see the topmost row of a snellen chart?
Probably about -4: Its likely that the prescription will be somewhere between -4 to -6. The only way to know for sure is to get your eyes refracted. ...Read more
My contact lens Rx is -3.75 BC 8.8 DIA 14.0 (left) & -3.50 BC 8.8 DIA (right). What does that mean in terms of myopia severity & Rx strength? Curious.
Myopia: Your degree of nearsightedness is mild-moderate level. Your contact lens prescription indicates this -3.50 OD (right), -3.75 OS (left). The BC is the base curve of contact which is the curvature measurement in milimeters of the back of the contact ( smaller the number the more curved or steeper your cornea). The diameter is how wide the contact is and how it will rest on your eye. ...Read more
25y.old,myopia 5.00,wear lenses, a few times vision goes a little hazy for a few seconds then everything ok.done dfe yesterday.everything ok.any idea?
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