Myopia in children: we will discuss the main methods of treatment and methods of vision correction
Pediatric myopia is a pathology of refraction of the eye, when the image of objects is formed not in the retina, but in front of it. As a result, the child blinks, sees the world is unclear. It is necessary to urgently appeal to the ophthalmologist and treat the eye with different methods.
Is it possible to cure and how to stop the development of eye disease in a child
With myopia, the length of the eye is increased (axial myopia) or the cornea has a large refractive force, and the focal length is small (refractive myopia). Often both options are combined.
Children have a clear vision near, and in the distance they see blurry objects and silhouettes. Myopia is a vision of distant objects blurred, blurry. A visual acuity is below 1.0 (with a minus sign).
It is impossible to completely cure myopia. You can really forget about the problem after 18 years, when a laser correction was performed. This is possible when stopping the progressing myopia.
But we must remove the manifestation of myopia, get rid of the spasm of accommodation.
Any child who has myopia found needs to be examined. The main method to determine the level of progress of the disease is ultrasound to measure the size of the eyeball (with an increase of 1 mm or more, there is a progression of the disease).
It is important to carry out a set of activities
- Examination every six months. Ophthalmologist examination, appointment of a course of hardware, drug treatment for protection against progressive myopia.