Early Prevention of Childhood Myopia

Myopia is an eye condition that let’s you see anything close to you very clear but if you should look further ahead of that you are going to see nothing but a blurred vision. The reason myopia happens to some children is because their eye might be slightly longer than the other. This does affect children and adults and the number of people is strongly increasing. Over the past thirty years myopia has increased sixty six percent. It’s not getting any better, if anything it is getting worse.

There are methods of slowing this down or preventing the progression of it but that would be only for the younger child. Myopia treatment is designed to prevent any progression and development and this is going to require eye examinations to start at a young age and continue with yearly exams. No specific treatment is going to work but if you start having eye exams as early in life as six months old then three years of age and then right before grade school, this sort of myopia treatment might prevent any potential benefit from starting early. Eyeglasses or contacts might help as a myopia treatment.

Children MyopiaAs a child is starting school, he is going to start developing blurred vision. If his parents are myopic, it is most likely that he will be the same. If the child does spend time outside and even if his parents have childhood myopia he is less likely to get this and if the child reads a lot, it is going to be better for him. Nearsightedness is going to progress as the child gets older but you can correct that with eyeglasses and it should stabilize as the child is in his twenties. Some say that nearsightedness is cause by genetics. If a child does lots of close up work this is going to have an influence on whether or not the child will have a problem with nearsightedness.

When objects in the distance appear blurred this is called short-sightedness. This may happen if the cornea is too curved therefore the eye is not going to focus on any light and go back to the retina. Short-sightedness means that you can see in the distance but not as much as you should be able to. The child can get short-sightedness if they were to get diabetes at a young age. Short-sightedness treatment would be corrective glasses. Others might choose contact lenses for short-sightedness treatment. Surgery is going to be the last short-sightedness treatment you might want to look into.

A few years ago they found that if they used a specified eye drop it did slow down the progression of childhood myopia. Now they are studying whether or not shortsightedness control and myopia control will be found. With this type of research the shortsightedness control and the myopia control can take about two or three years. This is still good news and might even help stop childhood myopia. This does look promising but researches are still doing their research but to have short-sightedness control and myopia control almost slowing down is great news for anyone suffering from this.

If a person has high myopia, it can be very damaging and cause retinal detachment that can cause complete blindness because of the stress put on the eye. The symptoms of high myopia are headaches, squinting and eye tiredness when reading and even when driving. Laser eye surgery might be able to help those with high myopia but that can produce another set of problems for the eyes.

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