Based on genetic and environmental factors, what if your child’s myopia could increase to 8 Diopters?   What if there was a safe and effective way to prevent this progression, so that instead, your child maintains 4-5 Diopters of myopia throughout his/her lifetime.  Would this be worthwhile?   Yes!   Studies show that high myopes are at riskContinue reading “Ortho-keratology”

A Posterior Staphyloma

A posterior staphyloma is an area of disturbance or atrophy in the retina.   Posterior staphylomas are usually congenital or occur with high myopia (nearsightedness).   They can affect visual function, sometimes causing distortion.   There is no specific treatment for this condition.   This is carefully monitored for rare complications, such as neovascularization (bleeding).