Expert: "Myopia is a disease and cannot be delayed"
Xinhua News Agency, Nanchang, June 6 (Reporter Li Meijuan) "I can meet such a child almost every month. The first time I came to our hospital for an eye examination was high myopia at or above 400 degrees." Nanchang Deng Yan, deputy director of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Second Affiliated Hospital of the University, said that this was the result of delays, which lasted at least two years.
"Myopia is a disease that can't be delayed. It should be discovered and intervened in time." said Fan Yi, a member of the Jiangxi Provincial Child and Adolescent Myopia Prevention and Control Expert Group and director of the Public Health Research Institute of the Provincial Center for Disease Control.
On the occasion of the "National Eye-Love Day", many ophthalmologists stressed in an interview with reporters that people need to get out of some misunderstandings about myopia.
According to experts, many parents believe that the more they wear glasses, the more they are unwilling to let their children wear glasses, so they learn that children may be "taboo and avoid medical treatment" when they are short-sighted, and they will drag them to the hospital after a long delay; there are also many parents who use their eyes for the health of their children. I don't pay attention to it. I think that even if there is myopia, it is nothing more than a pair of glasses.
Xiong Weiwei, the attending physician of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, said that routine eye examination is extremely important. From the age of 3, the child should have an eye examination at least once every six months. Early detection of myopia, amblyopia, and strabismus can be found early , Early intervention works best.
"If you really have myopia, find out early, false myopia can be prevented from becoming true myopia through intervention, and true myopia will not quickly develop from one or two Baidu to high myopia." Deng Yan said that it is entirely possible to intervene in low myopia Delay the process of its development to medium and high myopia.
"Low myopia has less impact on life, but dragging it into high myopia will have a serious impact on the child's future life. High myopia is not a "surgery can solve the problem" as many parents think, the effect of vision correction surgery above 600 degrees is It’s much worse.” Deng Yan said that surgery can change the refractive power of the eye, but it can’t change the damage caused by high myopia to the fundus. This damage is irreversible. High myopia also has the risk of blindness, cataracts, and glaucoma.
"Many people think that myopia does not hurt, it is not a disease. In fact, if you do not intervene in time, it will lay a hidden danger for many "long pains." Fan Yi said.