Pseudomyopia in children should not be confused with true myopia!

Abstract: some children with myopia have the habit of frowning. This is a way they try to improve their eyesight. But often frowning will make the extraocular muscles compress the eyeball, which will speed up the development of myopia. When you find that your child often frowns, take him to the hospital to check his eyesight in time. And help them get rid of the problem of frowning often.

1. Often squint when looking at objects

myopic patients often squint when looking at things, because the eyelids can block part of the pupils when squinting, which can reduce the scattering of light, so as to temporarily improve and improve vision. When your child often squints at objects, it should be considered that he may have early myopia.

2. Frequent blinking

frequent blinking can alleviate myopia and enhance vision to a certain extent. When your child has frequent blinking symptoms, you should consider whether he has early myopia.

3. Often rub eyes

when some children can’t see objects clearly because of myopia, they often rub their eyes with their hands in order to see objects better. When you find that your child often rubs his eyes, you should take him to the hospital to check his eyesight in time.

4. Often look at objects with their heads askew

some children with early myopia often look at objects with their heads askew. This is because looking at objects askew can reduce the impact of scattered light on their vision. When you find that your child often looks at objects with his head tilted, be sure to take him to the hospital to check his eyesight, and correct his wrong posture when looking at objects, so as not to make him form the habit of looking at objects with his head tilted.

5. Often frown

some children with myopia have the habit of frowning. This is a way they try to improve their eyesight. But often frowning will make the extraocular muscles compress the eyeball, which will speed up the development of myopia. When you find that your child often frowns, take him to the hospital to check his eyesight in time. And help them get rid of the problem of frowning often.

6. Often pull the corners of the eyes

after a few children suffer from myopia, they often pull their corners to the outside with their hands, because doing so can have the same effect as tilting their heads and squinting their eyes. When you find that your child has the habit of pulling the corners of his eyes, you should take him to the hospital to check his eyesight in time.

  7、 Often squint when looking at things.

some children with myopia often have the habit of squint (that is, when one eye looks forward, the other eye will look out involuntarily). When you find that your child has the habit of squint, you should consider whether he has myopia.

8. When looking at things, his eyes are very close to things.

When children look at objects, they should always stick close to them. When reading and writing, they often complain that the light in the room is too dark, take into account that your child may suffer from myopia.

9. Often look at people wrong or can’t see things clearly

when children often don’t say hello when they meet acquaintances, often trip or bruise when they act in the dark, or often can’t see the handwriting written on the blackboard, they should also consider whether your child has myopia. What are the characteristics of

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pseudomyopia?

1. Far vision is lower than near vision.

2. Vision instability: because pseudomyopia is caused by abnormal adjustment response, when the adjustment is in the process of gradually relaxing from near to far, the vision can be improved, and then it can be bad when looking close.

3. It is effective for all kinds of treatments currently used, and the visual acuity can decline after stopping treatment.

4. Due to the strong adjustment of teenagers, they are prone to pseudomyopia, but a few adults engaged in near work can also occur. With the increase of age, the regulatory response time is gradually prolonged. The elderly with emmetropia may also have temporary myopia when they suddenly look far after looking close. Some people also call it physiological pseudomyopia.

4 methods to detect pseudomyopia

1. Mydriasis optometry

mydriasis does not damage the child’s eyes. After using mydriasis agent, the near object is blurred and photophobic, but it will not affect other activities. Once the drug effect disappears, the eyes return to normal.

2. Visual acuity examination

children aged 1-2 can only be roughly measured, and pay attention to judge whether there is a significant difference in visual acuity between their two eyes. Generally, 3-year-old children can have “e” visual acuity chart examination through training, and the examination frequency is better every half a year to one year.

3. Eye position examination

can be observed when talking with the baby, or can be conducted by inducing the child’s eyes to turn in different directions with flashlight, toys, etc.

4. Fundus examination

in the diagnosis of strabismus and amblyopia, we should first exclude various eye diseases, such as retinocytoma, optic papilledema, congenital abnormalities of fundus, etc.