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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.
Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop short-sightedness

Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop short-sightedness

The mysterious link between summer birthdates and myopia

The mysterious link between summer birthdates and myopia

Study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery

Study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery

Correcting poor vision in nursing home residents may decrease symptoms of depression

Correcting poor vision in nursing home residents may decrease symptoms of depression

FDA approves CustomVue Monovision LASIK

FDA approves CustomVue Monovision LASIK

Confronting myths and myopia on the road from Doha

Confronting myths and myopia on the road from Doha

LASIK for patients 40-69 years old

LASIK for patients 40-69 years old

No-line bifocals slows myopia progression in some children

No-line bifocals slows myopia progression in some children

Simple sight test and glasses could make a dramatic difference to the lives of more than 150 million people

Simple sight test and glasses could make a dramatic difference to the lives of more than 150 million people

Study on the effects of alcohol and risk produces surprising results

Study on the effects of alcohol and risk produces surprising results

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia

Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia

New implanted lens to fix nearsightedness

New implanted lens to fix nearsightedness

First human gene mutation that causes extreme farsightedness

First human gene mutation that causes extreme farsightedness

Major advances in the global fight against eye disease

Major advances in the global fight against eye disease

Laser refractive surgery is a safe, effective way to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Laser refractive surgery is a safe, effective way to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Children who wear rigid gas-permeable contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia than patients who wear soft contact lenses

Children who wear rigid gas-permeable contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia than patients who wear soft contact lenses

Implantable contact lenses more effective than LASIK for higher degrees of myopia

Implantable contact lenses more effective than LASIK for higher degrees of myopia

Twin research reveals gene that may play a crucial part in the development of myopia

Twin research reveals gene that may play a crucial part in the development of myopia

Fixing your eyesight...while you sleep!

Fixing your eyesight...while you sleep!