Parents should be vigilant: myopia can be divided into “true and false”, and random glasses will not be conducive to the development of children’s vision

Abstract: generally, for children who go to the hospital for glasses, the doctor will let them use mydriatic drugs to distinguish whether the child is pseudomyopia or true myopia. For example, children with vision of 0.7 have recovered to 1.0 after using mydriatic drugs, which proves to be pseudomyopia.

as soon as many parents find that their children’s eyesight decreases, their first reaction is that their children suffer from myopia, and then take their children to the glasses store. As everyone knows, not only commodities are fake, but also myopia is divided into “true and false”. The “indiscriminate” matching method will not be conducive to the development of children’s strength.

Hong Hong, an 8-year-old from Xiangcheng District, Suzhou, is in grade 2 of primary school this year. At the beginning of this semester, he often squints in class with good eyesight. He yells that he can’t see clearly at a distance, and it becomes more and more “difficult” to see the blackboard. Later, her mother took her to the glasses shop to check her eyesight. The machine optometry showed that he was 150 degrees nearsighted. The optometrist immediately suggested him to wear nearsighted glasses. But her mother, Ms. Wang, still felt uneasy after thinking about it. The next day, she brought her son to the ideal Eye Hospital Affiliated to Suzhou University for a new examination. A series of examination results such as mydriasis and comprehensive optometry show that Honghong is not short-sighted, but has pseudomyopia, and does not need glasses at all.

in fact, there are many children with pseudomyopia like Honghong. “In the process of seeing a doctor, we often encounter some parents falling into such a misunderstanding. As long as we find that the child’s vision is blurred, we take the child to the glasses shop to get glasses, which leads to the child’s real myopia.” Niu Lanjun, vice president, chief physician and professor of pediatric ophthalmology of ideal ophthalmology hospital affiliated to Jiangsu University, told reporters that for children under the age of 14, the most important thing to pay attention to when matching glasses is to eliminate pseudomyopia.

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for children who go to the hospital for glasses, the doctor will ask them to use mydriatic drugs to distinguish whether the child is pseudomyopia or true myopia. For example, children with vision of 0.7 have recovered to 1.0 after using mydriatic drugs, which proves to be pseudomyopia. Only after axial measurement and mydriatic optometry, it is confirmed that the patient has no hope of significantly improving his vision, can it be determined that the child is true myopia. In this case, glasses are required. Niu Lanjun of

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said that pseudomyopia is fully expected to return to normal vision through appropriate rest and drug treatment, paying attention to eye hygiene and rational use of eyes. For example, after a period of treatment, Honghong’s vision has returned to the normal level of 1.0.