Myopia or Short-sightedness

  • Short-sightedness or myopia occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
  • Nearsighted people typically see well up close, but have difficulty seeing far away
  • It is one of the most common refractive errors that is corrected by glasses, contact lenses and LASIK.
  • Most people undergoing laser refractive surgery or LASIK, do so to eliminate or substantially reduce their short-sightedness.

Link: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/errors/index.asp

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