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Degenerative Myopia
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What is Degenerative Myopia? What is the treatment for Degenerative Myopia?

 

Degenerative myopia is a retinal condition that occurs when the eye continues to grow beyond the normal size causing the stretching of the retina. This stretching of the retina causes degenerative changes that can lead to retinal tears, holes and detachments. This condition can also cause choroidal neovascularization. This is the formation of new blood vessels in the retina. This can be devastating and cause significant vision loss. One with degenerative myopia with have a prescription of greater than -6.00 that continues to progress.

 

There is no treatment for the cause of degenerative myopia. However, the problems degenerative myopia causes like, retinal defects or neovascularization will be treated. Prognosis depends on the rate of progression.

 

Treatment

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Treat associated conditions

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:06
 

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