Short-sightedness2018-07-06T11:39:29+00:00

SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS
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SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS

SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS IS THE MOST COMMON EYE CONDITION

Because short-sightedness is so common, there are many ways to treat it, including glasses, contact lenses and various types of advanced laser eye surgeries.

The medical name for short-sightedness is Myopia. It means that near things appear clearer than things in the distance. Short-sightedness is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Short-sightedness is the most common refractive error and affects 1.5 billion people.

SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS SYMPTOMS

Commonly a person will complain that things in the distance are blurry. Tasks such as driving, watching the TV or sports can be difficult. Also, a person may have to hold things very close to their face to see.

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SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS CAUSES

Myopia happens because the light coming from the outside world is being focused too quickly; therefore the point of focus is in front of the retina. This results in the image appearing blurry.

SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS DIAGNOSIS & EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

Myopia can be diagnosed with a comprehensive eye exam and refraction (a test for glasses). You may already know you have myopia following a visit to your optometrist. Myopia can happen because of the shape of the eye, and at times because of changes in the lens such as cataract. Less commonly myopia can happen because of a condition in the cornea such as keratoconus, and this is often associated with high astigmatism.

SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS TREATMENT

Myopia can be treated with laser refractive surgery (including LASIK, surface laser eye surgery, and SMILE) to make the light focus on the retina. If a person is not suitable for laser vision correction, then, other treatments may be possible such as implantable lenses (ICL).

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FAQs ABOUT SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS

Unfortunately, no exercises work for getting rid of myopia.

There is some evidence that excessive amounts of close work can encourage myopia in children.

This is when a person is short-sighted because their lens is focusing light too quickly. In older patients, this can happen because a cataract is developing.

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