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Myopia: Introduction

Myopia: When the cornea is curved too much, or if the eye is too long, faraway objects will appear blurry because they are ... more about Myopia.

Myopia: Short-sightedness often requiring glasses. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myopia is available below.

Symptoms of Myopia

Treatments for Myopia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Myopia?

Myopia: Related Patient Stories

Myopia: Complications

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Causes of Myopia

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Disease Topics Related To Myopia

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Myopia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Myopia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Latest Treatments for Myopia

Myopia: Animations

Research about Myopia

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Clinical Trials for Myopia

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Statistics for Myopia

Myopia: Broader Related Topics

Myopia Message Boards

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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)

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)


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