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What is Myopia?

What is Myopia?

  • Myopia: Short-sightedness often requiring glasses.
  • 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
  • Myopia: (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Myopia: Introduction

Types of Myopia:

Broader types of Myopia:

How many people get Myopia?

Prevalance of Myopia: 70 million Americans; over 25 percent of all adult Americans.
Prevalance Rate of Myopia: approx 1 in 3 or 25.74% or 70 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Myopia?

Complications of Myopia: see complications of Myopia

What causes Myopia?

Causes of Myopia: see causes of Myopia
Risk factors for Myopia: see risk factors for Myopia

What are the symptoms of Myopia?

Symptoms of Myopia: see symptoms of Myopia

Complications of Myopia: see complications of Myopia

Myopia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myopia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myopia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myopia: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myopia.
Treatments for Myopia: see treatments for Myopia
Research for Myopia: see research for Myopia

Organs Affected by Myopia:

Organs and body systems related to Myopia include:

Name and Aliases of Myopia

Main name of condition: Myopia

Other names or spellings for Myopia:

short-sightedness, near-sightedness

Short sightedness Source - Diseases Database

Nearsightedness, Shortsightedness, Myopia, Shortsightedness, Myopia, Nearsightedness
Source - WordNet 2.1

Myopia: Related Conditions

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