Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which one can see objects near clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. Nearsightedness may develop gradually or rapidly, often worsening during childhood and adolescence. Nearsightedness tends to run in families. Nearsightedness develops in eyes that focus images in front of the retina instead of on the retina, which results in blurred vision. This occurs when the eyeball becomes too long and prevents incoming light from focusing directly on the retina. It may also be caused by an abnormal shape of the cornea or lens.
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of nearsightedness is done through a regular medical set up. An ophthalmologist conducts a thorough medical examination of the eye by dilating the pupil. During the check up patients may be asked to read the eye chart after dilating the pupil. Bright light is used for examine the eye for diagnosing nearsightedness.
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS TREATED?
The usual treatments for nearsightedness include wearing corrective glasses or even lenses. There are various other forms of refractive surgeries available too that include LASIK PRK and some other forms of minute surgical procedures.
DID YOU KNOW?
Eye exercises and relaxation techniques can help people with this condition is reducing the symptoms associated.