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Am J Ophthalmol. 2002 Nov;134(5):645-60.

Pathologic myopia: where are we now?.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University, Medical School, Osaka, Japan. tano@ophthal.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe current concepts and available treatments for pathologic myopia.

DESIGN:

Review of experimental and clinical studies.

METHODS:

The demography, natural history, medical and surgical treatments for choroidal neovascular membrane, vitreoretinal interface disorders and future strategies for pathologic myopia are reviewed.

RESULTS:

Several medical and surgical modalities are currently available to treat various complications of pathologic myopia. Macular translocation appears to stabilize or improve visual function in many eyes with choroidal neovascularization.

CONCLUSION:

Newer strategies are emerging to better ameliorate or prevent the complications of pathologic myopia.

PMID:
12429239
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(02)01883-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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