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High Myopia Correction in Infants

My 4 month old son has been diagnosed with high myopia (-20 in one eye and -22 in the other).  We have seen two specialists and they recommend different methods of treatment.  Specialist A recommends fully correcting his vision with contacts; however, specialist B recommends under-correcting him by approximately 30%.  Specialist B believes if we fully correct his vision now it will only get worse over time; however, if we under-correct there may be some improvement.  Specialist A says there is no harm in full correction.  I have high myopia myself but still I do not know which treatment plan to follow for him.
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there is some evidence to undercorrect which may help slow myopia progression, but that was studied in people with lower amounts. I don't think it will harm to undercorrect and have him checked regularly. Are you visiting a pediatric ophthalmologist?
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D.
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Thank you for the reply.  My son has been seeing a Pediatric Ophthalmologist for eye health and an Optometrist for vision correction.  We recently saw a Developmental Optometrist regarding vision correction; however, I do not know if that is best choice because he seemed more focused on vision therapy than corrective lenses.  I understand therapy would not hurt; however, I question how much benefit my son will get from his with due to his high correction.
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