Patients with severe myopia may also experience a sudden deterioration in vision at a young age. This can be caused by a bleeding in the macula. A clarification by means of optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography is indicated in these cases. In the detection of vascular growths (choroidal neovascularisation), therapy with special drugs (Lucentis or Eylea) injected directly into the eye (intravitreal injections) is often effective and can often avert an impending loss of vision. The University Clinic for Ophthalmology has specialized ophthalmologists and modern diagnostic imaging and surgical methods at its disposal, providing state-of-the-art technology for the optimal care of severely short-sighted eyes.