Myopia and risk of blindness

It has been shown that the higher the degree of myopia, the greater the risks of

  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Early onset cataracts
  • Glaucoma

These risks persist even with laser refractive surgery or lens implants.  The only way to reduce these risks are to

  • never grow old
  • stop the eyeball from becoming more myopic

We can’t prevent ageing, but we can do something about reducing myopia.  And the best time to do this is during the child’s growing up years, when the myopia onset and progression are most likely to occur.