Can’t high myopia give birth naturally? What expectant mothers should know!

Abstract: high myopia is one of the high incidence groups of retinal detachment, especially in the case of excessive force, it will increase the possibility of retinal detachment. In theory, pregnant women with high myopia have a certain possibility of retinal detachment.

what is high myopia?

myopia is divided according to degree, Ametropia with myopia degree greater than 600 degrees (children > 400 degrees) is called high myopia. Because the ocular axis is excessively elongated, it may cause degenerative lesions of the fundus.

can’t high myopia give birth naturally?

High myopia is one of the high incidence groups of retinal detachment, especially in the case of excessive force, it will increase the possibility of retinal detachment. In theory, pregnant women with high myopia have a certain possibility of retinal detachment.

but in fact, many studies are superficial, There is no significant increase in ocular complications (such as retinal detachment, which is most feared) caused by spontaneous delivery in pregnant women with high myopia compared with non high myopia.

Out of caution, expectant mothers with high myopia can undergo prenatal eye examination, especially fundus examination, to assess the existence of risk factors. In short, the probability of retinal detachment in spontaneous labor of high myopia is far less than that rumored on the Internet. As long as they are examined, mothers to be with high myopia can give birth safely and smoothly.

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should know more about these things than expectant mothers with retinal detachment:

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are more prone to dry eyes during pregnancy. About 90% of the tears of

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are water, which can wet the whole upper tissue and cornea of the eyes. During pregnancy, the hormone level of pregnant women changes, so that the water in tears is easier to evaporate than before pregnancy, and the tears will thicken, which will weaken the function of wetting the cornea and conjunctiva of the eyes, which is easy to cause the symptoms of “dry eyes”. The corneal sensitivity of

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is reduced. In the early stage of pregnancy, due to the change of hormone level, the corneal sensitivity will be reduced, affecting the corneal reflex and the function of protecting the eyeball. Tears are not enough to protect the eyes, so the eyes are prone to redness, fatigue and foreign body sensation.

corneal radian changes

studies show that corneal radian will become steeper during pregnancy, especially at the end of pregnancy. After the corneal radian becomes steep, the diopter will change to a certain extent. Therefore, the glasses usually worn may not be able to correct the vision well, but most cases can be recovered around 6 weeks postpartum.