• Do Posterior Staphylomas Always Get Larger?


    Question:

    I read that posterior staphylomas usually progress with age. Is that always true? Is it possible they could stay the same size?


    Answer:

    Posterior staphylomas can be variable in size, progression, and how they affect vision. It is not a given that they will progress. Your past history of whether your staphyloma has progressed can be helpful in predicting its future. I urge you to speak with your ophthalmologist for more details on your specific situation.


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