Diagnosis & Treatment
What is Myopia?
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common of refractive errors, according to the World Health Organization. Most often, it occurs around the age of ten, but it can affect people later in life, as well. Simply put, myopia occurs when the refractive power of the front part of the eye is too strong and focuses light before the light strikes the retina, making a blurry distant image. Closer targets are clear, so patients have less difficulty seeing up close.
Distant targets are blurry. People with myopia may have trouble seeing in class or driving, for example.
Genetics, environment, behavior, cataracts, and anatomy, among other causes.
Myopia can be treated with corrective lenses, laser corrective surgery (in some cases), or cataract surgery.
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