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What is degenerative myopia?

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Degenerative myopia, also called pathological or malignant myopia, is a rare type you usually inherit from the genes of your parents. Your eyeball gets longer very quickly and causes severe myopia, usually by the teenage or early adult years. This type of myopia can get worse far into adulthood. Besides making it hard to see things at a distance, you may have a higher chance of having a detached retina, abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye (choroid neovascularization), and glaucoma.

From: What Is Myopia (Nearsightedness)? WebMD Medical Reference

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Yanoff, M; Duker, J.  , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Refractive Errors," "Facts About Myopia."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 04, 2017

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J.  , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Refractive Errors," "Facts About Myopia."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 04, 2017

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