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Has any body experienced myopia getting better? What are the maximum degrees
seen?


Fri, 17 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Short Sight

Quote:

> Has any body experienced myopia getting better? What are the maximum degrees
> seen?

There is a common slight reduction (less than 1D.) around the age of
onset of presbyopia (age 40 or so).

Other than that, no, but rather that a previous Rx was an overcorrection
(a common occurrence).

You'll get lots of people claiming otherwise (without
surgery/contacts/etc) but having personally followed thousands of myopes
over the years, it's mostly wishful thinking.

Bill



Fri, 17 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Short Sight
Thanks.

Are you then saying that you have never had your own patients prescription
change for the better, other when you our somebodey else has over corrected
them.

J.

Quote:


> > Has any body experienced myopia getting better? What are the maximum
degrees
> > seen?

> There is a common slight reduction (less than 1D.) around the age of
> onset of presbyopia (age 40 or so).

> Other than that, no, but rather that a previous Rx was an overcorrection
> (a common occurrence).

> You'll get lots of people claiming otherwise (without
> surgery/contacts/etc) but having personally followed thousands of myopes
> over the years, it's mostly wishful thinking.

> Bill



Sun, 19 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Short Sight
As I said, it's fairly common for a small reduction in myopia to occur around
age 40.

As far as overcorrections, I usually err on the side of *undercorrection*, like
most optometrists, so rarely do I *overcorrect* someone.  There are some docs
who overcorrect fairly often.

And yes, other than the above exceptions, I can say with fair certainty that I
have NEVER seen a significant reduction in structural myopia without surgical
or contact lens intervention. And I've followed some of my patients for over 25
years.

Bill

Quote:

> Thanks.

> Are you then saying that you have never had your own patients prescription
> change for the better, other when you our somebodey else has over corrected
> them.

> J.



> > > Has any body experienced myopia getting better? What are the maximum
> degrees
> > > seen?

> > There is a common slight reduction (less than 1D.) around the age of
> > onset of presbyopia (age 40 or so).

> > Other than that, no, but rather that a previous Rx was an overcorrection
> > (a common occurrence).

> > You'll get lots of people claiming otherwise (without
> > surgery/contacts/etc) but having personally followed thousands of myopes
> > over the years, it's mostly wishful thinking.

> > Bill



Sun, 19 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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