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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.
Carl Zeiss Meditec’s MEL 80 Excimer Laser receives PMA from FDA to treat hyperopia

Carl Zeiss Meditec’s MEL 80 Excimer Laser receives PMA from FDA to treat hyperopia

CVDW, Dow Corning collaborate to improve vision correction in children

CVDW, Dow Corning collaborate to improve vision correction in children

Inexpensive drug therapy shows promise in treating premature infants with childhood blindness

Inexpensive drug therapy shows promise in treating premature infants with childhood blindness

Obesity associated with decreased risk of open-angle glaucoma in women, not men

Obesity associated with decreased risk of open-angle glaucoma in women, not men

Cognitive training may help end hijacking of imagination by drugs of abuse

Cognitive training may help end hijacking of imagination by drugs of abuse

Regeneron, Bayer and SERI initiate new VEGF Trap-Eye Phase 3 clinical trial in myopic CNV

Regeneron, Bayer and SERI initiate new VEGF Trap-Eye Phase 3 clinical trial in myopic CNV

STAAR Surgical exceeds 200,000 Visian ICL global implants

STAAR Surgical exceeds 200,000 Visian ICL global implants

FDA approves Novartis' Amturnide for treatment of high blood pressure

FDA approves Novartis' Amturnide for treatment of high blood pressure

QOI and Quantel enter co-promotion agreement for Activis PDT Lasers

QOI and Quantel enter co-promotion agreement for Activis PDT Lasers

AAO to recognize UH optometry dean with Charles F. Prentice Medal Award

AAO to recognize UH optometry dean with Charles F. Prentice Medal Award

STAAR Surgical third quarter total net sales increases 6% to $13.2 million

STAAR Surgical third quarter total net sales increases 6% to $13.2 million

South Carolina optometrists provide eye, vision assessments for infants through InfantSEE

South Carolina optometrists provide eye, vision assessments for infants through InfantSEE

Myopia and Glaucoma genes identified

Myopia and Glaucoma genes identified

Scientists discover gene associated with myopia

Scientists discover gene associated with myopia

STAAR Surgical's Visian Implantable Collamer Lens featured prominently at 2010 ESCRS Congress

STAAR Surgical's Visian Implantable Collamer Lens featured prominently at 2010 ESCRS Congress

Research links body weight to glaucoma risk

Research links body weight to glaucoma risk

New myopia control technology for eye health benefits from Vision CRC

New myopia control technology for eye health benefits from Vision CRC

Fera Pharmaceuticals launches Neptazanetm tablets for reducing intraocular pressure

Fera Pharmaceuticals launches Neptazanetm tablets for reducing intraocular pressure

QLT reports final 24-month results from Phase II RADICAL study in patients with wet AMD

QLT reports final 24-month results from Phase II RADICAL study in patients with wet AMD

Final results from Visudyne Phase IIIb DENALI study presented at World Ophthalmology Congress

Final results from Visudyne Phase IIIb DENALI study presented at World Ophthalmology Congress