In a majority of instances, myopia is an inconvenience and easily treated with laser eye surgery without posing a risk to your overall eye health.
In other cases, myopia can be considered a degenerative condition and can become progressively worse with age. This form of degenerate myopia is also known as malignant or pathological myopia and is usually hereditary. In these cases, the elongation of the eyeball occurs rapidly. Without treatment, you may lose your vision as well as an increased risk of retinal detachment.