2 In addition, people with pathological myopia
or of East Asian descent are also at an increased risk.
However, this is clinically important because small children who develop myopia early are most likely to progress to high myopia, which increases the risk of pathological myopia
There will be an epidemic of pathological myopia
and associated blindness in the next few decades in Asia," says Seang-Mei Saw, a physician and epidemiologist at the National University of Singapore.
Zoomy's pathological myopia
gives him a unique perspective on the world and, combined with his odd compulsive behavior, lands him in the "special" class.
Further progress in our understanding of the natural history of pathological myopia
is thus essential, and while there have been some promising developments in treatment, more effective treatments are still required," they added.
Patients with extreme degrees of pathological myopia
and astigmatism may not qualify.
Physiological myopia has long been considered the result of a mismatch of ocular component refractive power, where pathological myopia
is attributed to excessive axial elongation, with this delineation set at 5-6D.
There were two cases each of pathological myopia
with amblyopia and primary optic atrophy.
Lucentis also demonstrated benefits in visual acuity outcomes in patients with visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia
Five of the most common causes are exudative macular degeneration, high/ pathological myopia, choroidal rupture, angioid streaks, and punctate inner choroidopathy.
5mm, or pathological myopia classified as [greater than or equal to] -8.
As with pathological myopia, CNVM associated with angioid streaks usually occurs in younger, working-age patients compared with AMD.