Pathologic myopia

Sally S. Ong

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Pathologic myopia occurs when high myopia (defined as an eye with a refractive error of greater than -6.0 diopters) is accompanied by characteristic degenerative changes in the sclera, choroid, and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) associated with decreased vision. In this chapter, we discuss the clinical features, OCT features, ancillary testing, and treatment of children with pathologic myopia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Pediatric Retinal OCT and the Eye-Brain Connection
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780323609845
ISBN (Print)9780323609852
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Choroidal atrophy
  • Lacquer cracks
  • Myopic choroidal neovascularization
  • Pathologic myopia
  • Retinal pigment epithelium atrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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