Whether it is genetic or developed later on, Myopia can cause serious issues in our daily life. Discover how our expert Ophthalmologists are treating this condition and providing their patients with the best treatments.
Myopia, commonly known as near-sightedness, is a condition dealt by many individuals. If you are unable or find it difficult to see objects that are a few feet farther away from you, it is likely that you have Myopia.
Myopia occurs when the structure of the eyes is hindered and the light entering your eyes does not focus well. If you do not have the condition, images will focus directly on your retina. However, if you are experiencing Myopia, you will experience a refractive error making the images to be focused in front of the retina instead. There are two types of Myopia: High Myopia and Degenerative Myopia. High Myopia is much more serious condition in which the eyeball can grow more than its actual size. However, Degenerative Myopia is rare and often the cause for it is genetics. The eyeball also gets longer in this condition and the myopia can get much worse with time. Our Ophthalmology department has some of the best eye specialists experienced in Paediatric Ophthalmology who provide their patients with the best treatments that the hospital has to offer and are well experienced in treating Myopia and other related conditions.
One of the symptoms to look out for if you are experiencing Myopia is blurred vision when it comes to seeing objects that are at a distance. A few other symptoms can be:
• Eye fatigue
• Eye Strain
Many researchers have linked a higher risk of developing myopia in children and adults if there screen time is excessive but in some cases, the condition can also be due to genetics. If either one of a child’s parents is near-sighted, it is likely that the child will develop the condition as well. Some studies have also suggested that children who are not well exposed to natural sunlight or do not take part in outdoor activities also have a much higher chance of developing Myopia. Experts also believe that taking part in up-close activities such as reading is a dimly lit room or excessive compute usage can cause the eye muscles to be stuck in one place which can lead to Myopia.
Myopia is a condition that usually occurs in childhood and with age can slowly begin to get worse. Doctors will conduct eye exams, such as reading an eye chart, in order to determine your visual sharpness and will later use a lighted retinoscope to see how light is being reflected by the retina. For children, it is recommended that regular check-ups are conducted with your Paediatric Ophthalmologist if Myopia runs in the family.
The common treatment to correct Myopia is through glasses or contact lenses which are to be worn daily depending on the severity of your condition. Doctors may also recommend LASIK or LASEK surgeries in some cases for adults. Your Ophthalmologist may also give you the option for Phakic Intraocular Lenses if you have High Myopia or if your corneas are thin.
If you or your child are experiencing near-sightedness, get in touch with our expert eye specialists and Paediatric Ophthalmologists for consultation or treatment. At American Hospital Dubai, we provide the best treatment options for all types of eye related problems whether it is Myopia, Retinal Vein Occlusion or any other condition. If you decide to choose American Hospital Dubai, we can guarantee that you will be provided with the best healthcare that the hospital has to offer.