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
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.
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.
Lucentis also demonstrated benefits in visual acuity outcomes in patients with visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia
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.
In addition, over 60 countries have approved Visudyne to treat other macular neovascular conditions such as minimally classic and occult with no classic AMD lesions, pathological myopia
and presumed ocular histoplasmosis.
Patients with extreme degrees of pathological myopia
and astigmatism may not qualify.