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Ami Shah Vira, MD

Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit.

Masashi Mimura, MD

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • Tunnel vision

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  • Blurred vision

  • Flashing lights

  • Peripheral vision loss

  • Sudden black spots in vision not floaters

  • Distorted vision

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What is Severe Myopia?

Also known as nearsightedness. Myopia is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, including long periods of "near work" and spending more time indoors. People with myopia can be classified in two groups, those with low to modest degrees of myopia (referred to as “simple” myopia, 0 to −6 diopters) and those with high or pathological myopia (greater than −6 diopters).

Typical Symptoms of Severe Myopia

  • Eyes point in different directions i.e. squint or cross-eyes

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Can see tiny dots or objects in vision, i.e. floaters

  • Difficulty seeing due to poor color or light contrast

  • White area of the eyeball is puffy or swollen

  • Poor vision

  • Staining to see distant objects

  • Central scotoma

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Severe Myopia

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do your eyes squint or cross?

  • Are you experiencing any blind spots in your vision?

  • Do you see floating shapes or dots in your vision (like insects)?

  • Is it hard for you to distinguish subtle differences in color intensity or brightness?

  • Is the white part of your eye puffy or swollen?

Treatmentof Severe Myopia

The most common way to correct myopia is glasses and contact lenses. Other options include laser surgery and wearing a hard contact lens at night to temporarily correct daytime vision. In children, certain eyedrops may help slow the progression of myopia.

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References

  • Study Ranks Methods to Slow Myopia - - American Academy of Ophthalmology

    https://www.aao.org/eyenet/article/study-ranks-methods-to-slow-myopia

  • Pathologic myopia: an overview of the current understanding and interventions

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7731360/#:~:text=Pathologic%20myopia%20is%20highly%20myopic,CNV%2C%20and%20Fuchs'%20spot.

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Reviewed By:

Ami Shah Vira, MD

Ami Shah Vira, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Shah Vira grew up in Arizona. She moved to Chicago to complete a combined engineering and medical program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Chicago Medical School. She completed a highly competitive two year dual fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplastic at the highly regarded Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Shah Vira specializes in surgical correction of the eyelids and eyebrows, eyelid malposition and tumors, excessive tearing, and conditions involving the orbit.

Masashi Mimura, MD

Masashi Mimura, MD (Ophthalmology)

Dr. Mimura Graduated from the Osaka Medical College and obtained his ophthalmologist certification in 2007. He opened an outpatient clinic for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at Osaka Kaijo Hospital. Subsequently, he was appointed as the assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, in 2014. He then served an international fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology/Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, California State University, San Diego. Since then, he has been appointed as Lecturer in the Departments of Ophthalmology at Osaka Medical College and Toho University Medical Center Sakura Hospital. Dr. Mimura is currently the Director of Oculofacial Clinic Osaka, where he specializes in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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