3. What parents should know about Myopia Care and Control Q&A

Myopia prevention and control questions and answers are divided into three parts: Myopia General Knowledge Questions, Myopia Prevention Questions, and Myopia Intervention and Correction Questions. Here we will focus on myopia intervention and correction questions.

Myopia Intervention and Correction Questions

1. Can dilated pupils harm my eyes?

The scientific name for dilated optometry is ciliary muscle paralysis optometry, which refers to the use of medication to relax the ciliary muscle of the human eye to make optometry more accurate and to distinguish between true myopia and pseudomyopia. During pupil dilatation, children will experience blurring of near objects and fear of glare, and the blurring and fear of glare will disappear after the medication is removed. Do not dilate the pupils on your own, as this should only be done after a professional ophthalmologist or optometrist has given you medical advice.

2. Is it possible for everyone to wear OK lenses?

OK lenses are worn at night to flatten the corneal tissue in the central part of the eye with the help of eyelid pressure during sleep. The study showed that OK lenses can slow down the growth of the eye axis and have a certain effect on slowing down the progression of myopia, but not all people are suitable for OK lenses, and need to go to a professional medical institution for a comprehensive examination to determine.

3. Are 0.01% atropine drops effective in slowing down the progression of myopia?

High-concentration atropine drops have greater side effects and rebound effects; low-concentration atropine drops (0.01%-0.05%) have less effect on pupil diameter and accommodation and are effective in controlling or alleviating the progression of myopia with fewer side effects. The study found that 0.01% atropine drops were effective in slowing myopia progression with less rebound and fewer side effects, but they need to be used under medical supervision.

4. Can myopia be cured after laser surgery?

Laser surgery uses a laser beam that is precisely controlled by a computer to cut a suitable concave lens in the cornea, allowing external light to converge precisely on the retina for the purpose of correcting myopia. Laser surgery cannot change the structural changes in the eye caused by myopia, especially changes in the fundus of the eye, and does not cure myopia. After surgery, it is still necessary to pay attention to eye use, reduce close-eye use, avoid visual fatigue, pay attention to visual acuity, and review regularly.

We see that big names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Jen-Hsun Huang do not choose surgery to treat their myopia problems; they still choose to wear glasses.

Also, you can see in the forums that some people who have had laser surgery complain of after-effects, and this is cause for caution.

5. Can the vision correction devices sold in the market really restore vision?

These vision correction products sold are a mixed bag and often exaggerated due to market demand. It is not advisable to try these correction products hastily. It is best to consult an ophthalmologist and follow his or her advice before making a decision.