The quality of life in patients with pathologic myopia
We excluded pathologic myopia
because the patient had refractive error less than -6.
sup] High myopia increases the risk of developing pathologic myopia
which is one of the major causes of visual impairment and blindness.
Specifically designed for the eye and proven to save sight, ranibizumab is indicated for the treatment of neovascular wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), visual impairment due to DME and due to macular edema secondary to both branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO); and visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia
Although uncommon in pre-senile group this disorder can also occur unrelated to age such as pathologic myopia
in which Fuch's spots can classically be seen.
and the associated myopic CNV is the second most common cause of blindness, in Japan.
In Japan, pathologic myopia
and the associated myopic CNV is the second most common cause of blindness.
THE EUROPEAN Commission has approved Lucentis (ranibizumab) for the treatment of patients with visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to pathologic myopia
Tanaka A, Ohno-Matsui K, Shimada N, Hayashi K, Shibata Y, Yoshida T, Yamashita M, Tokoro T, Mochizuki M: Prevalence of strabismus in patients with pathologic myopia
Laser therapy has offered limited success in treating vision-robbing ocular disorders which involve neovascularization, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, pathologic myopia
, and ocular tumors.
is the seventh leading cause of visual impairment in the U.
The book reviews clinical studies, details the genetics of myopia and pathologic myopia
, and looks at the use of animal models in understanding the biological basis of myopia.