Surgery For Minus Eye?
I’m a woman in my 19s to 20s. Yesterday I checked minus the eye in optics and it turned out that I was minus the right and left eye of the difference. The right one is minus 9.75 and the left one is 1.75. I’m afraid I want to see a doctor, should I get surgery? Solutions other than surgery, thank you.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at Alodkter. Nearsightedness or myopia can be caused by various things that so far are still not certain. Indeed, seeing an object with a distance that is too close and the history of parents is often reported with nearsightedness, but in reality it is not always related. This condition can be treated with the use of minus lensed glasses, therefore this disease is also called minus eye disease.
Regarding your question, myopic eye management in general is only using glasses or contact lenses, not surgery. But what is feared to happen to you is its complications, where one eye becomes unused and the minus is increasing, or a minus condition that is too high causes easier tear in the diretina or eye mesh and causes blindness.
Therefore this condition must be dealt with immediately and it involves LASIK surgery or procedure. So the concern is not specific from the condition of myopic eye itself, but from the potential complications that result. Apart from that, there is no other treatment that can avoid increasing the minus because as we said, so far the cause is still unknown.
But apart from that, our advice is that you should still have your eye checked by an ophthalmologist first, because it needs to be clarified whether you really experience minus so severe or not. You do not need to be afraid to see a doctor because if you are anxious about being asked to operate, your eye doctor has no right to force you to have surgery. Even though there is a risk of blindness, if you are not willing to do surgery then the doctor cannot force it. But by seeing a doctor at least clear about your condition, diagnosis, and treatment options. So, hopefully answering your question.