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Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed.
FDA grants clearance for first contact lens with light-adaptive technology

FDA grants clearance for first contact lens with light-adaptive technology

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation

AMA votes to adopt new policies for improving health of the nation

Mass. Eye and Ear ophthalmologists offer new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction

Mass. Eye and Ear ophthalmologists offer new type of minimally-invasive laser vision correction

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children

New review provides reassurance to safety of soft contact lenses in children

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

Education has greater influence on development of myopia than cognitive ability, study finds

GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing

GW scientist awarded $2.8 million NIH grant to continue research on corneal wound healing

FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

Lens doesn't compensate for astigmatic defocus of the eye, study reveals

Lens doesn't compensate for astigmatic defocus of the eye, study reveals

Study estimates real-world prevalence of myopic choroidal neovascularization in the U.S.

Study estimates real-world prevalence of myopic choroidal neovascularization in the U.S.

NIH-funded study finds visual impairment, blindness may double by 2050

NIH-funded study finds visual impairment, blindness may double by 2050

Scientists identify genetic mechanisms behind development of myopia

Scientists identify genetic mechanisms behind development of myopia

Increasing exposure to outdoor light key to reducing short-sightedness in children

Increasing exposure to outdoor light key to reducing short-sightedness in children

New technologies go far beyond traditional use of contact lenses for vision correction

New technologies go far beyond traditional use of contact lenses for vision correction

Added benefit of aflibercept not proven in myopic choroidal neovascularisation

Added benefit of aflibercept not proven in myopic choroidal neovascularisation