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N. Pezda, E. M. Gianfermi, J. Roarty, L. Rotberg, J. Baker, R. Rao, L. Bohra; Initial Experience and Intermediate Follow Up of the Efficacy of Refractive Error Correction in High Myopes, High Myopes With Strabismus, and High Myopes With Nystagmus. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13):2203.
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To access the efficacy of refractive correction in high myopes, high myopes with strabismus, and high myopes with nystagmus by examining visual acuity.
Retrospective study of 55 eyes (29 patients), 33 of which have high myopia, 18 of which have high myopia and strabismus, and 4 of which have high myopia and nystagmus. Patients were interviewed and visual acuity measurements taken after an appropriate length of time wearing refractive correction.
29/33 (88%) of the highly myopic eyes experienced significant benefit from refractive correction, while only 8/16 (50%) of the highly myopic eyes with strabismus had significant benefit. None of the highly myopic eyes with nystagmus experienced any benefit.
Refractive correction is most efficacious to highly myopic eyes alone but does show some benefit to those high myopes with strabismus as well. Unfortunately, the n value for highly myopic eyes with nystagmus was not large enough to draw any specific conclusion. Further study is required in a larger population.
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