Degree of Myopia and Glaucoma Risk: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis
A lot of great information from this study in the October 2021 edition of American Journal of Ophthalmology.
“We found that for each unit (1 D) increase in myopia, the risk of glaucoma increases by approximately 20%. The risk more steeply increases in high-degree myopia, representing a significant non-linear relationship.”
If you look more granularly at the data, they found the curve starts going up exponentially once you get over -6.00. Do you need any more reason to start looking into any and every form of myopia control? Frankly, I think atropine drops at bedtime for a few years is way better than multiple drops and surgeries for decades.