myopic maculopathy

myopic maculopathy

Macular injury due to extreme nearsightedness
Synonym: myopic traction maculopathy
See also: maculopathy
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00D, has long been associated with sight-threatening conditions including myopic maculopathy, retinal detachment, cataract and glaucoma.
To explore the presentation of high myopia without complications or myopic maculopathy, lacquer cracks, and posterior staphyloma that can change the choroidal morphology, any instances of amblyopia, eyes with a history of retinal detachment, scleral buckling, pars plana vitrectomy, photodynamic therapy, antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction syndrome, foveoschisis, diabetes, any type of glaucoma, or posterior uveitis were excluded.
Patients with diagnosed choroidal and retinal neovascularisation such as PDR, diabetic macular oedema, central retinal vein occlusion, neovascular glaucoma myopic maculopathy, and age-related maculopathy (wet type) were included in the study.
Their study, published in the August 2010 issue of Ophthalmology, sought to track the long-term progression pattern of the various types of lesions that can form on the eye's interior surface, known as the fundus, in patients who have myopic maculopathy.
Topics include fundus auto fluorescent imaging, successful surgery using optical coordinates tomography and correlation with visual prognosis, advanced glycation, disease mechanisms and treatment, retinal disease in membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis Type II, treatment of choroidal neovascularization in the highly myopic, and risk factors involved in the development of myopic maculopathy.
00DS myope has a 10 times increased lifetime risk of myopic maculopathy and retinal detachment than that compared to an emmetrope.
Degenerative myopia was defined by a myopic refractive error of at least-6 diopters and typical myopic maculopathy with stretching of the macula.
The link between myopia and its associated pathologies like cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy is clear and gives a compelling reason for practitioners to look at interventions that can help minimise myopia progression as much as possible.
Adlens reply: Myopic maculopathy is a more serious condition, being untreatable, than the pathologies such as angle-closure glaucoma that hyperopes are at increased risk of, Dr Mackenzie conceded.
Dr Logan said that the pathologies, such as sight-threatening myopic maculopathy, associated with nearsighted patients--while far more frequently seen in patients with severe cases of refractive error--still occurred in patients with low levels of myopia.
Ophthalmologist Ian Flitcroft published a landmark paper in 2012 describing the increasing risk of posterior subcapsular cataract (PSCC), glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy with increasing levels of myopia--the alarming statistics indicating that even the ID myope carries a doubled risk of PSCC, glaucoma and myopic maculopathy, and a tripled risk of retinal detachment compared to the emmetrope.
I think that people don't realise that, unless we do something about it now, we're going to end up with this explosion in the number of people with myopic maculopathy, especially if people are living longer as well," explained Dr Nicola Logan, senior lecturer in optometry at Aston University and convener of the colloborative research group, Myopia Consortium UK.