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Nearsightedness is also called as myopia which occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it. Myopia is a genetic condition and it only gets worse i.e. it is progressive and will always become more severe. Myopia is the scientific name for nearsightedness, is a condition in which the eye, when relaxed is focused at a spot closer than infinity and thus is unable to focus at a distance.


A person suffering from myopia is said to be nearsighted, because he can only see the objects that are up close, but have trouble seeing images or objects that are far away from him. Myopia occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature thus as a result, the light entering the eye is not focused correctly so distant objects look blurred. Headaches, fatigue and eyestrain are the common symptoms of myopia. This eye disorder is easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.


Refractive surgery can reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The most common procedures for myopia are performed with a laser, including:


Photorefractive keratectomy

Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis

Corneal rings


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