Degenerative Myopia: Cause and Effect.

Unlike Macular Degeneration, There Is No Treatment for This Condition.

Degenerative myopia is not the simple myopia (nearsightedness) that many people have. It is a severe form of nearsightedness, characterized by a progressive thinning of the retina, with subsequent vision loss. While there is no treatment or prevention for degenerative myopia, regular dilated examinations are required to look for other treatable complications. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, and choroidal neovascularization (somewhat similar to what one would see in the wet form of macular degeneration).