How Common is Degenerative Myopia?

The following information is presented to you to describe each of the most common retinal diseases treated by ophthalmologists throughout the US. In every disorder you will notice that there is no treatment available to either correct, reverse, or delay the further progression of any of the diseases discussed.

The Pittsburgh Eye Protocol has the ability to do All Three.

Degenerative myopia, also known as progressive myopia and pathological myopia, is a type of retinal eye disease characterized by the eyeball's continuous growth. It is not the same as myopia because with myopia, the eyeball stops growing at a certain age, usually when the patient is in the late teens or early 20's. With degenerative myopia, this growth continues into old age.  On that note, patients must understand that there is no cure for degenerative or progressive myopia. Doctors won't be able to stop its progression. What they can do is help patients managed their symptoms, and also treat other eye conditions the patient may have like cataract and astigmatism.  Is progressive or pathological myopia common?  This type of retinal eye disease is actually not as common as one may think. According to studies, only about two percent of the world's population have this disease. It is not known why or how the disease develops in patients, but doctors believe that it is a genetic disease.  People of a certain ethnicity are also believed to be more predisposed to degenerative myopia compared to others. Specifically, individuals of Middle Eastern, Jewish, Chinese, and Japanese descent are believed to be more prone to the disease than other races or ethnicities.  What happens to the eye when you have degenerative myopia?  As mentioned above, the eyeball continuously grows with pathological myopia. Because of this, the retina may eventually stretch and become too thin thus causing other retinal diseases to develop. When you have progressive myopia, the retina gets damaged in several ways. It can cause the retina to stop working completely or may cause parts of it to stop working thus affecting your peripheral and/or central vision.  What happens after you've been diagnosed with the disease?  Since degenerative myopia is a progressive disease, patients must be prepared to have their treatments or therapies, if any, constantly changed. After your diagnosis, your doctor will discuss with you the various ways to manage your symptoms, how these could affect your daily routine, and what you can do to live as you normally would.  The Pittsburgh Eye Protocol  The Pittsburgh Eye Protocol is a three-day program developed for patients dealing with serious retinal eye disease, including those that have no known cure to date. Briefly, the program involves a unique set of therapies that offer more advantages compared to the conventional treatments available today. Patients report noticeable improvement in their vision after completing the three-day program.
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