Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or short-sightedness, is an eye defect in which light entering the front part of the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of on the retina. This causes blurring of the vision. The person can however see closer objects clearly. People with myopia generally have a difficulty in watching the movie screens or TVs. . . .+
Nearsightedness also known as myopia is a common condition of eye in which distant objects unclear or blurred. A personal is unable to see them clearly. It can be mild, moderate or severe. It is in fact not a disease but a variation from the normal caused by a change in the shape of the eyeball.
Nearsightedness also called myopia usually occurs when your eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. The exact reason of why some people develop myopia is unknown. Genetics is believed to play a significant role. The symptoms include being unable or having difficulty to see far off objects.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is diagnosed in a physical examination by an ophthalmologist. You can find out if you have myopia by getting an eye test done at your local optical center. Your doctor may recommend a number of tests as well to identify the cause of myopia. These may include retinal examination, visual acuity test, retinoscopy etc.
The most common way to manage the myopia is use of eye glasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery is another option that can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is the most common surgical procedure which is performed with an excimer laser.
LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye surgery used to treat different eye problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The cornea of the eye is reshaped in order to attain vision correction during a LASIK procedure. There are some LASIK risks and side effects which should not be ignored.