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Myopia: Introduction

Myopia: Nearsightedness. See detailed information below for a list of 203 causes of Myopia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Myopia

Home medical tests possibly related to Myopia:

Causes of Types of Myopia:

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Myopia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Myopia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Myopia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Myopia may include:

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Myopia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Myopia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Myopia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Myopia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Myopia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Myopia

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Myopia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Myopia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Myopia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Myopia as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Myopia

When the cornea is curved too much, or if the eye is too long, faraway objects will appear blurry because they are focused in front of the retina. This is called myopia, or nearsightedness. Myopia affects over 25 percent of all adult Americans. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

When the cornea is curved too much, or if the eye is too long, faraway objects will appear... (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Definitions of Myopia:

A refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too long from front to back; also called nearsightedness because the near point is less distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

(ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

A refractive error in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too long from front to back; also called nearsightedness because the near point is less distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Myopia

The list below shows some of the causes of Myopia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Myopia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Myopia. Of the 203 causes of Myopia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 199 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Myopia:

The following list of conditions have 'Myopia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Myopia:

The following list of medical conditions have Myopia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Myopia:

Short sightedness
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Myopia:

Medical Conditions associated with Myopia:

Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Vision distortion (1970 causes)

Symptoms related to Myopia:

Blurred vision (982 causes), Vision changes (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Achromatopsia 3, Achromatopsia incomplete, X-linked, Achromatopsia with Myopia, Acro-pectoro-renal field defect, Alagille Syndrome (1 cause)

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