Myopic macular degeneration
Synonyms: Myopic maculopathy
A rare genetic macular disorder characterised by severe near-sightedness resulting from continual elongation of the eyeball. As the eyeball stretches the sclera and retina thin and the macula can tear causing bleeding beneath the retina. It is a major cause of irreversible vision loss.
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