Most posterior staphyloma (SP) are stable in patients in their 60s. The eye wall sclera gets tough and calcific as we age and does not stretch like it does in the very young. Thus its likely your changes in vision are due to other aging changes such as cataracts or macular degeneration or uncorrected refractive error rather than a progressive staphyloma.
I share your ophthalmologists view about the low success rate of trying to stabilize progressive macular SP in the young.
My brother is suffering from anterior Staphyloma and he is no longer seeing with one of the eye. What do we do concerning this situation .
If an anterior staphyloma is present from birth and the eye is severely mis-shapened and distorted there is no good treatment If they eye had good vision at one time and something has changed he might be helped. The most important thing is to be sure his remaining normal eye remains free from disease, injury or damaged by systemic disease or imprudent life style (e.g. smoking)
Severe congential anterior staphyloma often requires removing the bad eye because of pain, infection or other problem.
I have posterior staphyloma in both eyes. My doctor recommends/suggests/discussed a procedure where a silicone patch is placed behind the protrusion to stifle the the extension of the wall. Is this a tested procedure? How can you treat posterior staphyloma? I am 42. Thanks.