myopic maculopathy

myopic maculopathy

Macular injury due to extreme nearsightedness
Synonym: myopic traction maculopathy
See also: maculopathy
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Crucially, the risk of retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy associated with myopia is also greater than 'any identified population risk factor for cardiovascular disease'.
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.
Described as an endemic in some parts of the world such as the Far East, where approximately 75% of the population is affected, myopia is an increasingly prevalent problem in the west too, and it brings with it an increased risk of retinal detachments and myopic maculopathy.