There are many causes for nearsighted vision or myopic degeneration however, the primary cause of myopic macular degeneration is that the eye is longer than the average length, which may causes blurry images in the retina. In individuals who have healthy, normal nearsighted vision, the problem can be corrected with something as simple as eyeglasses, contacts, or Lasik eye surgery. However, those with nearsighted vision that is more severe, involves the risk of permanent vision loss. This is due to glaucoma eye disease, retinal detachment, and myopic macular degeneration (which have not been taken care of early enough).
Nearsighted vision or Myopic degeneration can occur in all ages, and typically does take place in individuals at a younger age. However, there are two stages of myopic macular degeneration which can occur. That of glaucoma and retinal detachment are the ones which occur early on, and are normally treatable by a simple process of Lasik, or something as easy as contacts. However, the degenerative myopia, which is not age related, has to be treated immediately, in order for a patient not to lose their vision. So, if you begin to feel the symptoms which are related to nearsighted vision, it is better to see a doctor early on, take care of the problem, and not have to deal with the possibility of the degenerative myopia getting too severe, and you possibly losing your vision.
So, what symptoms should individuals with myopic macular degeneration look for, in order to determine whether or not there may be a problem with their vision? First off, the most common is blurry vision. Individuals with non-exudative degenerative myopia will begin to notice gradual loss of clarity, where those with exudative myopia will notice rapid vision losses. Another symptom which is common is the problem telling colors apart, especially darker colors. Also, slower than average recovery times for your eyes to re-adjust from bright light exposure can be a symptom as well.
If you begin to notice these symptoms of degenerative myopia, visiting an eye doctor immediately is well advised. If it is early enough, you can take care of the problem very easily. However, if the problem has persisted, Lasik eye surgery might be considered as the only possible cure for the problem.
Although Lasik eye surgery is generally successful, like every other surgery and procedure performed on the human body, there are the possibilities for laser eye surgery risks which must be considered, along with the Lasik recovery time. One of the more common complications is associated with the hinged flap in the cornea, which gets lifted during surgery. If the flap isn’t correctly made, it may not adhere to the eye surface, causing it to begin to wrinkle. This can lead to irregularly shaped eye surfaces.
Other complications may be irregular astigmatism, if the laser correction isn’t properly centered, which may result in double vision. Keratectasia is another complication, which is the bulging of the eye’s surface, which can result from the flap being cut too deeply during surgery. This can result in distorted vision, which is likely to be permanent. There are several complications, and even the possibility of becoming permanently blind if the surgery isn’t properly performed.