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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.
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

Orthokeratology technique slows progression of myopia in children

Orthokeratology technique slows progression of myopia in children

Scleral imbrication shows promise in second surgery for refractory MHRD

Scleral imbrication shows promise in second surgery for refractory MHRD

Study: Lower-income students in China have better vision compared to middle-class counterparts

Study: Lower-income students in China have better vision compared to middle-class counterparts

Health Canada approves Lucentis (ranibizumab) for myopic CNV

Health Canada approves Lucentis (ranibizumab) for myopic CNV

New approach to measuring, correcting visual abnormalities

New approach to measuring, correcting visual abnormalities

EYLEA Injection gets approval in Japan for treatment of myopic CNV

EYLEA Injection gets approval in Japan for treatment of myopic CNV

European Commission approves EYLEA Injection for treatment of visual impairment due to DME

European Commission approves EYLEA Injection for treatment of visual impairment due to DME