Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition of the eye wherein the near objects can be seen clearly but the far away objects appear blurry. Typically, the condition occurs as the light focuses in the front instead of on the retina. There may be severe headaches and strenuous eyes. Severe cases of myopia can lead to more serious complications such as retinal detachment, cataract and glaucoma. The condition is often genetic.
HOW IS MYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Myopia can be easily done by a regular eye check up with an ophthalmologist. During the check up patients may be asked to read the eye chart after dilating the pupil. The doctor may also examine your eye through a bright light.
HOW IS MYOPIA TREATED?
Treatment involves use of optical glasses or contact lenses. People affected can also consider a refractive surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
A number of alternative therapies exist including eye exercises and relaxation techniques, such as the Bates method of eye exercises are believed to aid with the condition.