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Oculometric features of high myopia, around the age of 35.A 10-year follow-up

  • H. C. Fledelius
  • E. Goldschmidt
  • M. Stubgaard
Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica Proceedings Series book series (DOPS, volume 51)

Summary

Our concept of complication risks in high myopia is probably strongly biased from (1) what the retinal surgeon tells us, and (2) statistics of visual handicap, social blindness etc. Evidently focus is on the heavy end of the spectrum in clinical reports thus founded. With the aim of drawing a valid epidemiological picture, the present longitudinal study has a quite different approach. Fourteen-year-olds with high myopia have been re-examined with 10 year intervals. With 29 available (out of 39) the oculometry status was presented at the SIDUO VII conference in 1978. Recently, 25 have been seen again, now at the age of 34. In most cases myopia has been fairly stable, and the changes in ultrasound measurements have been small, accordingly. The results are discussed, with reference also to high myopia in general.

Keywords

Axial Length High Myopia Anterior Chamber Depth Corneal Curvature Refractive Change 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. C. Fledelius
    • 1
  • E. Goldschmidt
    • 1
  • M. Stubgaard
    • 1
  1. 1.Eye DepartmentCounty HospitalHillerødDenmark

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