It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Eye & Vision Message Board

I have myopia. Will I go blind?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 13
iworryalot HB User
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?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-28-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 1,147
TopGeek HB UserTopGeek HB UserTopGeek HB UserTopGeek HB User
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.

Last edited by TopGeek; 09-28-2008 at 12:00 PM. Reason: Further thoughts.

Old 09-30-2008, 06:47 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,002
KeelaC HB User
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.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Severe myopia questions emmasith Eye & Vision 3 03-11-2009 06:25 AM
Question regarding high myopia, laser surgery, and risk for retinal detachment. lovinthev8 Eye & Vision 3 09-01-2008 06:49 AM
How To Overcome Receding Of Myopia After Lasik? bostonhater Lasik Eye Surgery 1 04-11-2008 07:56 AM
Surgery options and experiences for extreme myopia (-8.00)? Foogoo Eye & Vision 1 08-22-2007 07:25 AM
Acute astigmatism n myopia pranab Eye & Vision 14 07-24-2006 01:57 PM
myopia - glasses vs contacts wasabi Eye & Vision 9 03-03-2006 09:28 PM
Amblyopia over Myopia Cassie4u22 Eye & Vision 1 09-26-2005 10:20 AM
alcohol/tobacco myopia????? delady Eye & Vision 4 03-26-2005 01:55 AM
Degenerative Myopia Batty Boy Eye & Vision 4 04-25-2004 01:14 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:46 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!