What are the symptoms of high myopia?

High myopia is a degree of myopia that results in severe nearsightedness. Symptoms include decreased long-distance vision, headaches, and sensitivity to light.

Because high myopia is a degenerative eye disorder, the risk for retinal tearing and detachment is high. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, see a doctor immediately.

  • Flashing lights
  • Dozens of floaters
  • Sudden temporary vision loss

Unfortunately, there is no cure for high myopia; however, symptoms can be treated with prescription glasses, contacts, and refractive surgery.

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