Could you please tell me what is Himiopia and what are it's symptoms and what is it' permanant cure? Please also disclose about the intensity of it?
My son has got this problem.
Please respond sooner.
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I think you are talking about high myopia... myopia, is a vision condition in which you can see objects that are near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. Nearsightedness happens either when the cornea — the clear front surface of your eye — is curved too much or when your eye is longer than normal. That causes light coming into your eye to be focused in front of the retina at the back of your eye, instead of directly on the retina. The result is blurry vision.
Many children develop nearsightedness during the early elementary school years, often around age 6 or 7. and it keeps changing every year till certain age.
Fortunately, nearsightedness can be effectively corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. To keep a child’s prescription up to date, it is important to have regular eye exams. This is especially true during the years when eyesight is changing quickly. Timely exams can detect vision changes promptly so the prescription can be adjusted when needed.
Nearsightedness also can be treated with laser surgery of the cornea, but that approach is not recommended for children. Recent research has suggested that using eye drops with the medication atropine may help slow the progression of nearsightedness.
An eye care professional trained and experienced in evaluating children — either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist — should be able to provide a thorough eye exam and offer clear information about a child’s eye health...consult them they will do the needful
high myopia is when you have high minus numbers above -6D.
Such people have a chance of having retinal tears / retinal detachment and retinal bleeding.
You can get rid of minus numbers in many ways such as lasik surgery or ICL surgery..
however you cannot prevent the retinal complications by reducing your number.
To prevent them you need to have periodic 6 monthly retinal evaluation and the retina specialist will inform if treatment is required.
Also do not panic as only a few of those having high minus numbers develop these complications.
If anytime you see floaters or light flashes or disturbance in your visual field immediately see a retina specialist.
I am a retina specialist and you may call me for further info
Dr Vinit Shah