Myopia

Dr. Angelo Appiotti, with over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 eyes treated, is the most trustworthy, reliable and encouraging solution for treating your vision problems through customised surgical and laser techniques. He works at the following prestigious eye clinics: Vista Vision (Milan and Verona) and Villa Richeldi (Modena).

What is myopia and how can it be corrected

Myopia is a form of ametropia or refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurred; in this case, the light rays focus at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on it.
Myopia often runs in families, but may also be caused by prolonged near work, such as reading in dim light or too close

People with myopia have good near vision but poor distance vision.

Myopia is measured in dioptres, which in turn measure the focusing power of the lens your eye requires. For example, if you are -3 dioptres on the left eye, from a distance of 7 metres you can see what a person who does not suffer from myopia can see from 10 metres.
Myopia can be classified as mild (up to -3.00 dioptres compared to an healthy eye); moderate (up to -6 dioptres) and severe (> -6.00 dioptres), but it can also reach -25, -30 dioptres (high and pathologic myopia).

Myopia is one of the most common eye disorders in the world: in Italy it affects at least 25% of the population (12 million), but this number is on the rise: according to the WHO, myopia will affect 2.5 billion people worldwide over the next ten years.
In Europe, this vision problem mainly affects 35% of people from 25 to 29 years of age, a rate that has significantly increased since the 1970s (20%) and 1930s (10%).

Possible treatments

Myopia can be treated in traditional ways with visual solutions such as glasses or contact lenses. Glasses are the most common and easiest method, but may lead to several vision problems, depending on the severity of the refractive error: the stronger the lens is, the smaller the image perceived by people with myopia will appear. Moreover, the image will come into focus only in the central part of the lens due to the peripheral vision distortion caused by the lens itself.
Contact lenses have disadvantages too, as they require more maintenance than glasses and cannot be used for a prolonged time without incurring the risk of developing allergies or infections.

Refractive surgery is currently the most reliable and effective answer to treat myopia.

As a matter of fact, by modifying the curvature of the cornea it also changes its refractive power (magnification power), thus allowing light rays to be focused directly on the retina to create a clear image.

Dr. Appiotti, with over 30 years of experience and more than 40,000 eyes treated, is the most trustworthy, reliable and encouraging solution for treating your myopia through customised surgical and laser techniques.
The most appropriate laser technique must be chosen after carefully analysing the eyes and taking into account the professional or personal goals of each patient, so as to provide a tailor-made service.

Laser and other eye surgery techniques for the treatment of myopia

ReLEx SMILE

3rd-generation laser technique
recommended for myopia and myopic astigmatism

FemtoLASIK

2nd-generation laser technique
recommended for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

PRK

1st-generation laser technique
recommended for myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia

Refractive lens exchange

Surgical technique for severe myopia and hyperopia.
(Intraocular lens- IOL)

Athletes who underwent myopia correction surgery

Many famous professional athletes, competing on both a national and international level, have chosen the professionalism and thirty-year experience of Dr. Appiotti to treat their myopia.

Eye clinics

Dr. Appiotti visits patients and performs refractive surgery operations in selected eye clinics in Milan, Verona, and Modena (Carpi), which are renowned for their state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and laser technologies.

Contact us

If you are interested in correcting your vision problem with Dr Appiotti, please contact the toll-free number
800.669.700

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