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What are the complications of myopia?
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe if high myopia
Persons who are very nearsighted (high myopia) sometimes have problems with the retina.
So, high myopia persons should see their ophthalmologists at least once a year, or more often if recommended by the doctors. Non-medical complications of myopia include getting into accidents, getting hit by balls, getting lost because one can't read signs well, not recognizing people from a distance, etc...

In brief: Maybe if high myopia
Persons who are very nearsighted (high myopia) sometimes have problems with the retina.
So, high myopia persons should see their ophthalmologists at least once a year, or more often if recommended by the doctors. Non-medical complications of myopia include getting into accidents, getting hit by balls, getting lost because one can't read signs well, not recognizing people from a distance, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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