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What are the treatment options for high myopia?

Corrective eye glasses, contacts, and eye surgery are used to treat high myopia symptoms. High myopia is a degenerative eye disorder that cannot be cured.

Because symptoms will continue to worsen, early treatment for each symptom is essential. Surgery is used to strengthen the walls of the eye and correct opening and tears that develop. Immediate surgery is needed if symptoms of retinal detachment develop. There are several types of refractive surgery including, LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK,) and anterior chamber intraocular lens implant (IOL). LASIK is the most common type of refractive surgery.

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