Being short sighted is different from having pathological myopia. If you have pathological myopia, you are extremely short-sighted and this has led to deteriorating alterations in the back of your eye. Your vision may be affected by pathological myopia, which cannot be treated with glasses or contact lenses.

Depending on the degenerative alteration that has arisen, you could require a certain sort of treatment. Retinal atrophy and lacquer cracks are two changes that occur in pathological myopia but cannot all be corrected.

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy can be used to treat new blood vessel growth at the macula. Anti-VEGF drugs block the development of new, leaky blood vessels and the potential oedema (swelling) they may cause. This medication can lessen the chance that these new veins would scar the retina and harm it, which can help prevent further vision loss.

No treatments are known to prevent the problems of high or pathological myopia in eyes that already have high myopia. This is due to the fact that your eye’s growth cannot be controlled. There is not any evidence yet that food, vitamins, or supplements can reduce or increase the chance that you will develop pathological myopia. Right now, treatment focuses on enhancing your vision and managing any issues that may arise. Your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) or optometrist will periodically check on you to evaluate your eye health. If you experience any changes in your vision or any new symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with an optometrist or ophthalmologist very once to have your eyes examined.

The majority of myopic individuals do not have any issues and never require anything more than glasses or contact lenses to improve their vision. Your chance of getting myopia-related and pathological myopia-related eye disorders increases with your degree of myopia. If your retina has been harmed, you might need more than just glasses to improve your eyesight.

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