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occurs with a structural change of elongation of the eye ball. This condition was previously treated with single vision glasses or contact lenses. However, in recent years, and with a multitude of studies, practitioners are now utilizing a number of treatments to slow down the progression of myopia in children and young adults due to long term risk factors for developing pathology such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and glaucoma.
There is no shortage of theories on the mechanisms of myopia development and progression.
◯ Near Work
◯ Time Indoors
◯ Poor Focusing
all these factors have been investigated as potential causes of/correlates to myopia.
The treatments include:
The treatments are based on the patient's:
◯ Multifocal Glasses
◯ Corneal Reshaping
◯ Pharmacological intervention
◯ & Other Factors
which are taken into consideration by the Doctor of Optometry.
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