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Diagnosis and Treatment of Myopic Maculopathy

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Myopic Maculopathy

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Wolters Kluwer Health
ISSN
2162-0989
eISSN
2475-5028
DOI
10.22608/APO.2018290
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/apjoo by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/02/2020 REVIEW ARTICLE Tae Yokoi, MD, and Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, MD, PhD with 80% of 18-year-old high school graduates being myopic and Abstract: Visual impairment resulting from pathologic myopia is a se- 20% of 18-year-old high school graduates having a severe degree rious issue worldwide. This is mainly due to the development of different 6,7 of myopia. Moreover, a recent review article estimated that the types of myopic maculopathy. Despite being a major cause of visual im- prevalence of high myopia will increase from 2.7% of the world’s pairment worldwide, myopic maculopathy was not consistently defined. population in 2000 to 9.8% by 2050. Although not all eyes with To overcome this problem, in 2015 the Meta-Analysis for Pathologic high myopia develop vision-threatening macular complications, Myopia Study Group proposed a simplified, uniform classification sys - researchers are now concerned that the recent increase in the tem for myopic maculopathy. Among several lesions of myopic macu- prevalence of high myopia may lead to future increases in the lopathy, myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is one of the most incidence of low vision and blindness worldwide because the common and severe vision-threatening complications. Recent large clin- higher degrees

Journal

The Asia-Pacific Journal of OphthalmologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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