Pathological Myopia

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:17
Country
Chile
Age
28
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Mild Myopia

Question

 

 

Hi,

I have mild myopia 0.25 to 3.00 D. I was diagnosed when I was about 21, which would make it adult onset myopia, but I could of had it earlier than that.

In the last year my myopia has got worse in both eyes and in one eye the change has been -1.50 D which seems like a big change. I didn't think myopia would get worse at my age, I'm 28 years.

I'm worried that if it keeps progressing it could turn in pathological myopia. Can mild myopia change to pathological myopia at my age? Is it possible that simple myopia can become pathological in adulthood?

Thank you for your time.

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

It is very uncommon to mild myopia to change to pathological myopia at your age. It usually stabilize at age 21-23 but in some people it can occur later, at 30s.

Nothing to worry about it, just regular follow up with your doctor would be enough.

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