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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.
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

Uncorrected refractive error responsible for vision impairment in 101 million people worldwide

Uncorrected refractive error responsible for vision impairment in 101 million people worldwide

Study finds that half the world's population to be short-sighted by 2050

Study finds that half the world's population to be short-sighted by 2050

Wearing glasses could significantly improve reading speed for children with severe astigmatism

Wearing glasses could significantly improve reading speed for children with severe astigmatism

Incidence of childhood myopia has more than doubled over last 50 years among American children

Incidence of childhood myopia has more than doubled over last 50 years among American children

Presence of myopia significantly affects muscles used in focusing lens of the eye

Presence of myopia significantly affects muscles used in focusing lens of the eye

Up to 1 billion people could be at risk of going blind by 2050, say researchers

Up to 1 billion people could be at risk of going blind by 2050, say researchers

Spending more time outdoors may prevent short-sightedness in children

Spending more time outdoors may prevent short-sightedness in children

CUMC vision researchers discover gene that causes myopia

CUMC vision researchers discover gene that causes myopia

Laser eye surgery: a glimpse into the future - An interview with Professor Dan Reinstein

Laser eye surgery: a glimpse into the future - An interview with Professor Dan Reinstein

Myopia on the rise across Europe, new study finds

Myopia on the rise across Europe, new study finds

Report describes effectiveness of new computer-based vision-screening test for kids

Report describes effectiveness of new computer-based vision-screening test for kids

Looking for standardized approach to testing twilight vision

Looking for standardized approach to testing twilight vision

Study identifies single test that can predict onset of myopia in children

Study identifies single test that can predict onset of myopia in children