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degenerative myopia prognosis

Hello everybody I have a question.

I am a high myope -23 both eyes. I know that those thing such get blind etc. nobody knows if this will happen or not. And that talking about this is just guessing. So i wonder what is the situation now in 2012. Because of AVASTIN or maybe some new research or maybe pioneer researches, what is prognosis of a pathological myopia today. It's better or it is still a black scenario. Seems the future bright right now for us or not yet?

I know that is not a good think thinking about it, but i started a career in interactive computer design and engineering and i have very big plans for the future but i can't help me, this thing about myopia is stressing me out sometimes and i just can't clear my mind about this. With contact lenses i see very good now. 20/40 and i have a tiny tiny atrophy in my right eye but i barely notice it because is almost in the periphery vision.

And another question. When i search through the internet the prognosis of degenerative myopia is very bad but in real life i know like 5 high myopes like me and they are some 40 some 70 now. And only one have a detachment of retina but now is ok and a second person has problems with glaucoma but uses timolol and now is fine. It is rare that 5 high myopes have almost no problem or no?

Thank you very much:)
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Use the search feature and archives and read the many informative posts about path myopia PM. Bottom line things are getting better all the time. Lucentia, Avastin and VEGF trap-EYE all improve maculopathies associated with neovascular membranes.

5 D PM may or may not have problems.

Think positive. Live your life with purpose and go into the field you want.

JCH MD
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thank you very much :)

yes of course i looked but many posts are from 2007. And some are very positive some are very negative. I didn't understand 5 D PM??? can u please tell me what that means.

Of course i have to think positive. Right now i have no problems but i have this fears that one day everything would turn upside down... i know that i will not be completely blind, but for living being a professor or working in that area i will have to read a lot and working with computers, mobile devices and other devices a lot.

Now with new contact lenses i see very well.. but before i have 7 years contacts 4 diopters less than i should have (my myopia is ow stable 7 years now) than the my eye doctor gave me those lenss because she saw that my eyes are stage. My point is that with -4 i didn't see very well but still i could read and do all other stuff. So my question is.. in your i thing very long and professional carrier... how many patients with degenerative myopia that can still read and study and work normally do you have....

thank you a lot i hope i am not annoying with those questions :)

We have to think positive!!!!
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oh sorry and i didn't mean that 5D high myopes.... i meant 5 people with myopia from -12D to -25D i know between 40 and 60 yrs don't have any serious problem with their vision.... is this a rare thing/luck or can be normal?
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5 diopters of pathologic myopia

There may be some statistics on high myopes of -23 and the % that develop progressive myopic degeneration but if so I am not familiar with them. You will have to do your own literature search.

You could get your best information by discussing this with your personal retina MD ophthalmologist.

JCH MD
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My daughter is having high myopia we found at the age of 3 yrs, it was -13.25 (left) and 14.50 (right). she was not using eye glass regularly. Now 4 yrs its increased -13.75 (Left) and -17.25 (right). am worried about her vision, it will affect her education and future. kindly give an advice and suggestion.
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Use the search feature and archives and read the many posts and informative discussions about progressive myopia and pathologic myopia an myopic macular degeneration and high myopia

JCH MD
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I'm sorry about your daughter's high myopia.  Where are you located? (city and state/country)?  

There are a few high myopia clinics that may be able to help your daughter, or at a minimum be sure she is getting the best possible monitoring for her high myopia.  
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