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Old 09-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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I have myopia. Will I go blind?

When I'm watching TV or sitting at my PC looking in the monitor, I get a headache. I suspect it might be myopia.

I'm only 22 years old, and my vision is very poor. I can read without glasses (I have no glasses) but the headache becomes worse and worse.

I am frightened that I will lose my vision!!

Is there anything I can do to prevent blindness caused by myopia?

 
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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Re: I have myopia. Will I go blind?

Myopia is difficulty with seing distant objects (short-sightedness) and is most often a congenital condition detected in childhood. If you have never had your eyesight tested, it could have been missed in your case.
You really should get your eyesight tested, perhaps with an optometrist in a shopping mall.
It is also possible that you are suffering stress related headaches due to spending too much time in front of a screen without a break. It could even be stress-related migraine but that would involve other visual symptoms such as flashing lights or moving lines together with tingling in your limbs and fingers.
In the short term, try taking anti-inflammatory pills such as ibuprofen but, if that doesn't fix it, a visit to the doctor is called for.

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Old 09-30-2008, 06:47 AM   #3
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Re: I have myopia. Will I go blind?

Myopia won't make you go blind, so quit worrying.
As Brain said, go get your eyes tested. On the double.

 
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