What You Should Know if Your Child is Nearsighted

This might sound glib, but perhaps one of the best things to tell your child to reduce his or her risk of myopia is, “Go outside and play!” A number of recent studies have found that spending more time outdoors may help prevent or reduce the progression of nearsightedness in children. Among them: In the SydneyContinue reading “What You Should Know if Your Child is Nearsighted”

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).