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Myopia

 

Myopia or nearsightedness is a defect of the eye causing distant objects to appear blurred.

Causes

  • Longer than normal eyeball
  • More than normal curvature of the cornea

Symptoms

  • Blurred distance vision
  • Squinting when focusing on distant objects

Treatment

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Orthokeratology to flatten the cornea with help of rigid contact lenses
  • Refractive surgery like LASIK, PRK, etc.

Prevention
There is no way to prevent myopia.