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Myopia Management FAQs

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Q. What is Myopia Management?

A: Myopia management is the ability to monitor and control the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in young children who have a high risk of becoming myopic.

In order to assess the risk of developing progressive myopia.

Dr. Moe Tarabey will examine the patient and determine the magnitude of the patient’s nearsightedness and will also ask questions relating to the family history of Myopia, it is also important to determine the type of near tasks performed by each individual as this can also lead to progressive myopia.

Once the risk factors are determined this will help Dr. Moe Tarabey to come up with a management plan

Q. Why is managing myopia important?

A: It’s important to manage the progression of myopia because it can lead to sight threatening eye disease.

As the eye becomes myopic, the retina becomes thinner and this can lead to pathological Myopia which in turn can cause retinal tears, holes and detachment.

The earlier we start managing myopia the better, the progression does vary from individual to individual.

Dr. Moe Tarabey recommends eye exams every 6 months to 1 years in higher risk patients.

Q. What myopia management treatment options do you offer?

A: Treatment options for myopia management can vary from individual to individual.

Dr. Moe Tarabey will determine the treatment options on a case by case basis .

The options may include orthokeratology, atropine eye drops , soft myopia defocusing contact lenses and or glasses.