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Nowadays more and more myopic group, in order to take off the glasses choose myopia surgery.
"How is safety of myopia operation?"
"Can myopic operation cause blindness?"
Ji peng, director of refractive surgery at the eye hospital affiliated to shandong university of traditional Chinese medicine, has given answers to these questions.
According to the data of the world health organization, there are more than 600 million myopia patients in China. In the population above the age of 5, every 3 people in China have myopia, and the myopia rate among college students is as high as 90%.
The rate of myopia among teenagers is the highest in the world.
Although nearsightedness surgery can help people remove their glasses, there are doubts about the safety of the procedure.
Ji peng said that myopia surgery in principle does not cause blindness, the process of surgery will not touch the retina, there is no natural problem of blindness, and blindness is generally caused by cataract, glaucoma, these diseases are difficult to avoid in the aging process of eye diseases, not myopia surgery sequelae.
After myopic operation, can produce a few complication really, for instance common dry eye, dazzle to wait for a performance, the eye also can compare sensitive, easy to shed tears, use an eye even if excessive, still can become myopic.
On the other hand, if you do not pay attention to hygiene, surgery can also cause inflammation and infection.
"I always tell people that myopic surgery is just a pair of glasses on your cornea and won't cause any problems with your eyes."
'the surgery just touches your cornea,' says Mr. Ji. 'it doesn't affect the back of the retina, so there's no loss of vision.'
In addition, it will not treat myopia, surgery is to "glasses" and cornea integration, not fundamentally change the physiological myopia.
"That way, we don't have to wear a myopic or astigmatic lens and get a clear vision at the same time."
Ji peng reminds, still need to pay attention to is, after finishing myopia operation, if you are high myopia must reexamine fundus regularly, because, finish an operation although you need not wear glasses, but because of myopia, your eye eye axis has become longer, say so for safety consideration, still need to pay attention to fundus condition regularly.