Guidelines for the Treatment and Management of Myopia

Eyeglasses or contact lenses that curve inward (concave) to help modify the way light rays are refracted and focused upon the retina can correct myopia. The most commonly used vision correction surgery to correct myopia is laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Another option is photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). No treatment is known currently to stop or prevent retinal degeneration associated with pathological myopia. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) may however be promising for obliterating damaged retinal tissue associated with the condition.