Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Most people with myopia wear glasses or contact lenses to correct their blurred vision.
Research shows that medicated eye drops may be a key to slowing the rapid progression of impaired eyesight in children with myopia.
In a study, researchers in Singapore used atropine eye drops — a common treatment for lazy eye — to treat myopia. They found that low doses of atropine can reduce the progress of nearsightedness without the side effects that higher doses bring.
If a patient is 21 years or older, refractive laser surgery to correct nearsightedness can be done. Under special circumstances, younger patients also may have refractive laser surgery.
Patients of the Myopia Treatment Center have surgery at the Eye & Ear Institute, part of the UPMC Eye Center.
At the Myopia Treatment Center, eye disease experts work together to design clinical pathways for treating nearsightedness.
A clinical pathway details the steps in the care process for people with a defined health problem and describes the expected progress.
The goals of these treatment pathways are to:
Call 412-692-8940 to make an appointment for myopia treatment.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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