Is there a prevention for myopia

pathological myopia

(pathological nearsightedness)

On the following pages you will find information about the clinical picture "pathological myopia" and. At PRO RETINA Deutschland e. V. there are special advisors for this clinical picture. The people affected are in Working group pathological myopia organized.

You can find detailed information on this clinical picture under the link Disease picture.

Our information materials on the topic

Tasks and goals of the working group

The Working group represents people with pathological nearsightedness and pursues the following goals:

  • Information and education about myopia prevention in children
  • Information and advice for highly myopic sufferers about the causes, risks, consequences and therapies of possible secondary diseases
  • Implementation of myopia prevention events, patient symposia and specialist days
  • Network maintenance with myopia experts

At the beginning of 2020, the working group initiated a nationwide information campaign on the prevention of pathological myopia. To the campaign page


Contact persons

Ruth Forschbach, Head of the working group

Telephone (0 22 34) 6 11 50
E-mail contact with Ruth Forschbach

Dr. rer. nat. Doris Schmedding, Consultant specializing in myopia prevention

Tel. (02 31) 71 22 80

Email: [email protected]

Markus Krauss, Administrative support

Last changed on 05/06/2021 12:05 PM