Advertisement

How does high myopia affect the eyes?

High myopia affects the eye in serious ways. Because high myopia is due to elongation of the eyeballs, stretching and thinning of the retinas is common. The retina is a tissue-thin lining at the back of the eye that uses light to help the eye focus on objects near and far. Tears or openings in the retina due to high myopia can cause the retina to come loose or detach from the rest of the eye. Without immediate medical attention a detached retina can cause irreversible blindness.

Continue Learning about Myopia (Nearsightedness)

How common is high myopia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
High myopia is a common cause of blindness. Rate of incidence varies between ethnic groups, with a h...
More Answers
Does myopia affect adults differently than children?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Myopia can affect anyone at any age. The symptoms and causes of myopia are the same regardless of ag...
More Answers
What is curvature myopia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Curvature myopia is a form of nearsightedness. People that are nearsighted can see objects that are ...
More Answers
What is high myopia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
High myopia is a degenerative eye condition that leads to chronic eye disorders. People with a high ...
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.