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The myopic retina: taming the beast

15/12/2017

Dr Christolyn Raj co-authored an article for mivision about the main retinal issues that people with a high degree of short-sightedness (myopia) face as they age.

Below is an excerpt from the article where she explains why people with myopia are more likely to suffer from retinal issues.

“People live in different sized houses, from small cottages to spacious mansions. But imagine if we all received the same amount of wallpaper to line the walls of our home. Those living in larger houses would need to stretch out their wallpaper, making it very thin to ensure it fits their walls. That wallpaper will be weaker, be prone to tearing, may not ‘stick’ to the wall as well and will have a tendency to curl over or tear in its weakest areas. As a myopic person, you could imagine your eye as a mansion, and the wallpaper as the retina.”

You can read the full article here.

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