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Medical warning .. Myopia increases the risk of retinal detachment

Medical warning .. Myopia increases the risk of retinal detachment

The German Association of Ophthalmologists warned that myopia raises the risk of retinal detachment, starting with - 3 diopters, which is the unit of measurement of the optical power of the lenses.

The association explained that the cause of danger lies in the shape of the eyeball, where the eyeball is longer than normal in people with nearsightedness, which makes the retina thinner, and then more vulnerable to damage such as retinal holes that may lead to retinal detachment if not treated in a timely manner.

The warning signs of retinal detachment are the deterioration of vision, such as the presence of shadows in the field of vision, or seeing flashes of light or black points, according to German News Agency.

Noticing these symptoms necessitates consulting a doctor urgently to undergo timely treatment such as laser treatment.