What is Myopia?
Myopia is a refraction defect that makes it difficult seeing far away. This occurs because the images of far away objects are focused in front of the retina and not directly on it, and the resulting image is blurred.
This visual alteration usually develops during childhood and usually evolves until the age of 18 to 20, when it tends to stabilise.
Why does myopia occur?
Manly due to three reasons:
- Because the eye is longer than normal, these being the most frequent cause.
- Because the curvature of the cornea is high.
- Or because the dioptric power of the lens increases, that usually occurs when cataracts form.
How is it treated?
Myopia is a vision problem that can be compensated with divergent or negative lenses, with glasses or contact lenses, making the clear image of far objects focus on the retina.
It can be provisionally corrected with orthokeratology (Ortho-K), treatment which uses personalised contact lenses during sleep, that allow us a good day sight without having to use any form of optical correction.
Myopia can also be corrected completely with refractive surgery, wither with techniques that use femtosecond laser techniques (ReLEx Smile) and/or excimer laser (Lasik, PRK) or by implanting phakic lenses (ICLs).
Do you need more info?
Myopia is a refraction defect that makes it difficult seeing far away, and makes objects placed at a certain distance look blur.
Techniques to correct Myopia
This technique enables performing a flap (superficial layer on the cornea) very precisely and accurately, to then cut it with the Excimer laser and replace it again...….Femtosecond Laser
This minimally invasive technique enables preparing the lenticle of the cornea with the femtosecond laser without cutting or lifting a flap. It is fast and painless.ReLEx Smile
This additive and reversible surgery consist in implanting a very fine and malleable lens (ICL) inside the eye. It is the fastest-growing refractive procedure in the past years.Phakic lenses