If I have pathological myopia, would it be preferable to maximize near distance instead of far distance in lens choice?
MAR 25, 2017
I have pathological myopia. I am wondering if it would be preferable to maximize near distance instead of far distance in lens choice, as my eye will continue to elongate after cataract surgery.
It is doubtful that your eye will continue to elongate but you may experience some atrophy in the pigment in the central part of the retina. It is very important that you consult with a retina specialist yearly. Because it is the lens that will make you more myopic as you get older, and it is this lens that will be removed by cataract surgery, you are free to pick whatever distance you wish for correction.