Possible treatments for high hyperopia ?

 

 

Submitted by yathomasi1 on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:23
Country
Nepal
Age
32
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

I have very low vision. I have this problem since childhood.

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I have been wearing glasses for about 15 years now and started using the lens for 7-8 years now.

lens +18

glass +15

Question

 

 

Hi,

I am 32 years old now and I want to know all the possible treatments available to me so that I can do my daily works more easily. Using glasses with thick lenses is not ideal at all and using contact lens also has difficulties as they need to be put and removed daily and also they fall sometimes and I find it very hard to locate them too.

I came across to hear about laser technology which might be used to fix the eye and also another solution would be to implant lens to the eye from inside by surgery. I want to know about their pros and cons, feasibility in my context and also are they available in my country Nepal? and how much they cost. Finally, main thing to know would be, what are the risk factors?

Are there any other treatment methods? 

I also have attached my recent follow-ups.

Answer

Thanks for your Question

From the reports that you attached to the question, I can tell that you have high hyperopia plus amblyopia in both eyes. With eyeglasses, your best corrected visual acuity is 6/60.

You are not a good candidate for laser eye surgery because of the high refractive power that you have.

In your case, the best options are phakic intraocular lens implant or clear lens extraction with intraocular lens implant. Full ocular examination with multiple imaging tests should be done to be sure that you are a good candidate for these surgeries.

One thing you should understand that your vision might not improve after any of these surgeries because of the amblyopia and the main goal of the surgery is to get rid of eyeglasses or contact lens.

You should discuss the complications and the cost of surgery with your eye doctor as both of them depend mainly on your ocular examination.

 

 

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