Myopia is actually a disease. High myopia is more “deadly”!

Abstract: therefore, we must have a correct concept: no matter how many people wear glasses, myopia is still a physiological disorder like hard of hearing and amblyopia. Therefore, we should take the initiative to prevent and intervene and control the development of myopia, because it is not a vision problem, but a potential eye health problem.

high myopia can cause blindness

according to statistics, among the nearly 450 million myopia people in China, more than 30 million are high myopia people with myopia degree above 600 degrees! High myopia is prone to serious complications, endangering vision, of which the incidence of posterior scleral staphyloma is 77.1%! The incidence of subretinal neovascularization is 5% – 40%! There are also retinal atrophy and degeneration, bleeding and holes, retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataract and so on. It is the sixth leading blinding disease in China!

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in fact, the severity of myopia is far beyond most people’s imagination, especially high myopia!

the probability of cataract in high myopia is twice that in mild myopia (25 to 300 degrees) or no myopia.

the world of cataract is like this:

the probability of glaucoma in high myopia is three times that in mild myopia and 4.2 to 7.6 times that in non myopia.

the world of glaucoma is like this:

the probability of retinal detachment in high myopia is 2.5 times that in mild myopia and 10 times that in non myopia.

retinal detachment the world is like this:

therefore, we must have a correct concept: no matter how many people wear glasses, myopia is still a physiological disorder like hard of hearing and amblyopia. Therefore, we should take the initiative to prevent and intervene and control the development of myopia, because it is not a vision problem, but a potential eye health problem.

high myopia can’t correct vision?

corneal refractive surgery is to remove part of corneal tissue by laser. The higher the degree of myopia, the more corneal tissue will be removed. In patients with high myopia, especially ultra-high myopia (≥ 800 degrees), many people cannot perform myopia laser correction because the corneal thickness is not enough or relatively thin. So how to make these myopia friends return to clear vision? ICL lens implantation!

the birth of ICL (implantable contact lens) has solved this problem. ICL is an intraocular lens that can be implanted into the eye and can correct refractive problems such as myopia and astigmatism of different degrees.