... is classed as severe myopia. I have worn glasses since I was about 10 and my prescription has been gradually getting worse with every eye test I have had. ... (0 replies)
... implanted when cataract surgery do work, however myopia progressed after that. ... (3 replies)
... My eyes are at -14 and -15. I wear glasses that are a lower correction than this for fear of how thick these lenses are going to be, already being thick as it is. Has anyone got any suggestions of the best high index lenses I can possibly find? I want to buy the best I can to make the lenses as thin as possible. Any advice regarding plastic versus glass?
Can anyone tell me... (3 replies)
... EyesTwo are the experts on this subject. In the meantime, I will say...no, you won't go blind from myopia and you don't have MD. At the age of 26, your vision should be settling down and probably won't change significantly. ... (14 replies)
I am a 26 year old Engineer from India.I suffer from severe myopia (-8.0) and astgmatism ( -5.0).My vision after correction with glasses is 6/12..(20/40..I think!!).The cylindrical power has remained constant while the spherical power has incresed from -4.0 t0 -7.0 since the last 15 years or so....though it hasnt changed much for the past 4 years or so!
I would... (14 replies)
... I guess.. I just need to realize that this is a long journey.. I don't know anyone else who has done this.. gone from severe myopia to no close vision what so ever.. and I think I may need prescription glasses for reading... ... I will just deal with it.. but Its a real adjustment.. ... (10 replies)
... I had severe myopia since young, currently about 1100 degrees per eye. ... (0 replies)
... The astigmatism could be a problem if it is severe but again, it can usually be corrected by glasses. Did the ophthalmologist check her glasses to make sure that they are correct? ... (6 replies)
... I have severe myopia -11 approx. I have been accepted for a laser procedure with blended vision to deal with my reading vision as well, but am quite anxious about it. I have also been to another clinic which suggested intra ocular lenses would be the best way to go. Several friends are saying I should stick with varifocal contact lenses, but I don't know if my eyes will... (0 replies)
... I have no help for the dry eye, but I thought you could help me. Like you I am very myopic and developed cataracts in both eyes. I also have degeneration in my retinas due to the myopia. I had my worst eye done first and am scheduled for my right eye in two weeks. My concern is that my correction after the procedure went from -18 to "-10 or -11". I was expecting much... (19 replies)
... Someone please help me. Vision is the most important thing for me, and it's bad enough that I suffer from severe Myopia, but to have this problem affecting my mind and forcing negative thoughts? ... (1 replies)
... There is now lens implantation without cataracts and without the removal of the natural lens. I believe it is not permanent, so if the prescription changes, the lens can be changed. Don't know the proper name of the procedure for research purposes, but we've had posts here about it.
Ok, here we are. It's called an implantable contact lens and here's some info:... (3 replies)
... I had a minus 10 and had to go to speciality optical shops, not the chains that make lenses in the same day. My shop had to mail my RX to a special lab in another city to get them as thin as possible and it made a huge difference. Don't let those labs that say they will give them to you in a day convince you they can do it.
I'm 57 and fortunately I had a miracle last year-... (3 replies)
... ct about dry eye. However, your symptoms could easily be due to something else. A minor infection could cause the mucous. The rest of the symptoms are typical of severe myopia. We've had lots of posts here from myopes complaining of floaters, halos around lights, or starbursts, hazy vision. ... (4 replies)
... Well I was given the impression when they were planning the cataract operation that getting 20/20 would probably not happen due to my higher astigmatism (maybe I misunderstood and it was due to the severe myopia). Also due to the fact that they are generally more conservative doing the first eye because one farsighted eye and one nearsighted eye is a terrible result. Now that... (9 replies)
... A general overall darkness, I would say no. Severe myopia can cause rips and detachment of the retina. ... (8 replies)
... Right. Severe myopia is a risk factor for detachment. I understand that. But even still, the stats say an average of 1 person out of 15,000 per year gets a retinal detachment. ... (16 replies)
... I both mentioned above that severe myopia was a risk factor for detachment, so this is not new. As for the stats, I don't know. ... (16 replies)
... Also, even if you have severe nearsightedness, does the statistic still stand that your chances of having it happen to you are about 1 in 300 over the span of a lifetime? ... (16 replies)
... No, cataracts aren't somewhat common for infants. The wording suggests the risk would be during surgery, not later, but I'm not sure. A child that is born with cataracts, or develops them at an early age, may have other eye problems that put him at risk of a detachment.
Burning the surface of the eye won't cause a retinal detachment, ditto for not wearing sunglasses. Besides... (16 replies)