Myopia Management

Myopia is the eye refractive condition when objects close up can be seen clearly, but not ones far away. It is also called nearsightedness. The condition may develop gradually or quickly. Treatment can range from prescription glasses, corrective contact lenses, or LASIK eye surgery.


Myopia is a refractive condition that causes blurry vision when looking at things far away. The eyeball is too long or the cornea too curved, causing images to focus in front of the retina (the light-sensitive part of the eye,) instead of directly onto the retina - resulting in blurry vision.

Degenerative Myopia

Degenerative Myopia is is a rare, often genetic, condition, also referred to as malignant or pathological myopia. The eyeball becomes longer, quickly, resulting in severe myopia. This typically will occur by teenage or early adulthood and can get worse well into adulthood. In addition to difficulty seeing distant objects, patients with degenerative myopia can have a higher risk of developing glaucoma, a detached retina, and abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye.