Advertisement

Can low myopia cause blindness?

Low myopia is a mild form of nearsightedness. Although having this type of refractive error does increase the risk for retinal detachment later in life, the risk is small.

Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent other more serious eye conditions such as retinal detachment. If symptoms of retinal detachment do develop, it's important to seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of retinal detachment include seeing showers of floaters, flashes of light, and temporary vision loss.

Continue Learning about Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Is late adult onset myopia serious?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Late adult onset myopia should be taken seriously because of potential problems. An inability to see...
More Answers
How do I prepare to see my doctor about my low myopia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
To help prepare for an eye doctor appointment for your low myopia symptoms, you may want to prepare ...
More Answers
What type of doctor should I see to address youth onset myopia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There are three types of professionals who provide eye care: ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opt...
More Answers
What is the rate of incidence of early adult-onset myopia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is found in approximately 25 percent of people in the United States. Ear...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.