Although high myopia carries the highest risk of complications and visual impairment, low and moderate myopia also have considerable risks. It is estimated that more than half of the world population will have myopia (short-sightedness) and 10% will have high myopia by 2050.
High myopia is becoming more common and even when appropriate refractive correction is provided, myopia continues to place an individual at an increased risk of sight-threatening diseases, including, Glaucoma, Cataract, Retinal detachment and Myopic Maculopathy.
High myopia increases the risk of blinding eye conditions, so regular follow-up is essential. At Clarity Optical, we make myopia a priority for prevention and treatment.