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Myopia Treatment Choices

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

myopiaAccording to the National Eye Institute (NEI), myopia is a “common type of refractive error where close things appear clearly, but distant objects look fuzzy” and myopia treatment choices range from common glasses or contacts to myopia surgery.

Myopia Treatment Choices

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), myopia is a “common type of refractive error where close things appear clearly, but distant objects look fuzzy” and myopia treatment choices range from common glasses or contacts to myopia surgery.

What’s myopia?

Commonly called nearsightedness, myopia basically suggests the eyeball is incapable of focusing images correctly on the retina, resulting in what you’re seeing to be focused in the front of the retina.

It might also be brought on by an excessively thick lens, or any combo of issues regarding the lens, eyeball length, and corneal curvature.

Whatever the case, the truth is that your eyesight is going to be negatively affected, making focusing correctly on items at a distance very difficult.

NEI statistics reveal that at 2004, the proportion of the US population with myopia has increased to 41.6 percent (a rise of 16.6 percent from 1972) which was over ten decades ago so the proportion is probably much higher now.

The sheer quantity of people who have myopia, and its incidence as a predisposing factor for other eye associated problems like glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic retinopathy, have a lot of eye specialists saying that myopia is a substantial public health issue that’s getting worse.

Degenerative myopia

Oftentimes, nearsightedness is a hassle since it poses little if any threat to the health of the eye. There are often more health threatening related issues like retinal detachment, myopic retinopathy, and glaucoma that myopia is often a predisposing condition for. In all these instances, treatment should be performed by an ophthalmologist.

Degenerative myopia is an uncommon condition that’s also called malignant myopia or pathological myopia. This disorder is an accelerated form of myopia which frequently occurs in children, is generally genetic (hereditary and also contributes to a rapid loss of vision and legal blindness.

Fixing Myopia

The principal treatment options for myopia comprise of contacts and eyeglasses. While these myopia treatment options are exceptionally capable of correcting the refractive error which leads to the myopic focus, these treatment choices don’t slow the eyeball from growing or axial elongation.

Laser refractive surgery is also a possible treatment for myopia. LASIK physically alters corneal tissue to correctly permit the light to concentrate in the appropriate position, and may reduce or eliminate the need to wear eyeglasses or contacts.

The Myopia Experts at Beach Eye

If you have problems with squinting, eye strain, headaches, tired eyes when driving a car or performing everyday tasks, or possess glasses (or contact lenses) for nearsightedness and still encounter these or other associated symptoms, please schedule an eye exam with one of our Doctors at Beach Eye Medical to evaluate your specific situation, correctly diagnosis the myopia or other possible, severe ocular disorders, and explore the alternatives.

You can rest assured that your myopia will be more manageable and learn whether you’re a candidate to achieve clearer vision with LASIK, and make certain you don’t have any serious ocular disorders in which myopia may be a predisposing factor for.

Tips on How to Get Healthy Eyes

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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Mistakes Contact Lens Wearers Shouldn’t Make

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome is a set of symptoms caused by the aging of the lens. The small lens we have behind the pupil plays an essential role so that we can see clearly. Here are the symptoms and solutions that modern medicine offers.

From the age of 45, it is inevitable that the syndrome of aging of the lens begins. Progressively over the years it loses its function. It begins with a loss of near vision due to presbyopia, slowly the quality of vision worsens at all distances and culminates with a severe loss of vision due to the development of cataracts.

Presbyopia or tired sight happens because little by little the lens hardens, limiting its capacity of accommodation. When we are young is and we want to focus our vision on text or near object, the lens adjusts or modifies its form so that we see clear. The lens losing its flexibility will not work as well, so we will begin to see blurred text in small print, and the objects we use up close.

Cataracts usually happen later in life. In this case the lens loses transparency and our view is clouded. This vision problem is quite common in people over 60 years of age. Today we recommend solving the problem as soon as possible. It makes no sense to wait because we are just prolonging a poorer quality of life and complicating the inevitable cataract surgery.

The visual degradation caused by aging is a slow process so it can go undetected. Many people adapt to these changes without being aware that they are seeing worse at all distances. Some assume it as part of the process of becoming older, but today it is not necessary to conform. We can restore your vision so you always see clear without glasses or contact lenses.

Treatments for Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

There are very effective treatments for the Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome depending on which phase it is in. Most symptoms are resolved with the help of glasses, but in the long run it is an uncomfortable solution. Our ophthalmologists can perform a comprehensive ocular study and determine the most appropriate treatment for your eyes.

  • Sclerosis or tightening of the lens that causes tired eyes has two very effective solutions. Laser surgery or implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses can be performed. Both treatments allow restoring vision, however intraocular lenses stand out because they are a permanent solution that prevents the appearance of cataracts.
  • When the problem is opacity or loss of transparency, the best solution is to replace the lens. The cataract operation has been refined so much in recent decades that today is a very effective and safe intervention. In addition, bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses are now available that allow you to see at all distances forever.

We can help you avoid reaching this last phase of Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome. We have the most advanced technology to perform totally personalized treatments and implant the most modern intraocular lenses. You will once again have excellent visual quality that will certainly increase your desire to enjoy life.

Important Facts About Cataracts

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Why Are Sunglasses Important?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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7 Things to Avoid in Order to Not Strain Your Eyes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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How to Manage Dry Eye

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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Deciding between PRK or LASIK?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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What is a Cataract?

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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