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Andrew Chew
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      01-15-2005, 05:13 PM
Some people claim their myopia gets better as they age. Is this true? If so,
will Lasik to plano result in hyperopia later on?


 
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      01-15-2005, 05:35 PM
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> Some people claim their myopia gets better as they age. Is this true?


Some people become less myopic in their forties due to relaxation of the
ciliary muscle, usually by less than 1D. Some get more myopic due to
increase in density of the lens. Some don't change.

>If so, will Lasik to plano result in hyperopia later on?


If they were in the group becoming less myopic, yes.

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      01-16-2005, 02:03 AM

"Dr Judy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Some people claim their myopia gets better as they age. Is this true?

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> Some people become less myopic in their forties due to relaxation of the
> ciliary muscle, usually by less than 1D. Some get more myopic due to
> increase in density of the lens. Some don't change.
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>>If so, will Lasik to plano result in hyperopia later on?

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> If they were in the group becoming less myopic, yes.
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> Dr Judy
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Thanks. Seems my aunt had her vision improve in one eye by 2D(-5D to -3D).


 
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      01-17-2005, 01:28 PM
perhaps she had been previously overminused in that eye when she was
younger. Happens a lot.


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>>> Some people claim their myopia gets better as they age. Is this true?

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>> Some people become less myopic in their forties due to relaxation of the
>> ciliary muscle, usually by less than 1D. Some get more myopic due to
>> increase in density of the lens. Some don't change.
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>>>If so, will Lasik to plano result in hyperopia later on?

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>> If they were in the group becoming less myopic, yes.
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>> Dr Judy
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> Thanks. Seems my aunt had her vision improve in one eye by 2D(-5D to -3D).
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      01-18-2005, 01:11 PM

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> It's called "hyperopic shift".
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> http://www.optometrists.asn.au/gui/files/ceo826236.pdf
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> Hope this helps


Thanks, it's very useful. Guess that rules out lasik for me since it seems
myopia in my family regresses by large amounts in the presbyopic years and
I'm already in my mid-30s.

My current -2.25 & -3.00 would probably end up as -0.25 & -1.00.


 
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g.gatti@agora.it
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      01-18-2005, 08:13 PM
I have witnessed 40 years old ex -3 D myopic who have cured their
distant vision and can read microscopic print (1/3 mm) at 20 cm
distance.

 
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      01-19-2005, 03:27 AM

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> I have witnessed 40 years old ex -3 D myopic who have cured their
> distant vision and can read microscopic print (1/3 mm) at 20 cm
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Well if you were a -3D myope you could see at 20 cm pretty well. Wow
you're a genius.

 
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      01-24-2005, 02:52 AM
what if someone has had cataract surgery ? Does the eye still continue
to change as one gets older? Or does the set focal point remain at the
orignal length?

 
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      01-24-2005, 04:56 AM
There is much less change after cataract surgery. However, it does happen.

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      01-24-2005, 09:47 AM
Yes but he sees 20/10 without glasses now.
I see you are a perfect genius.

 
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