Introduction: Myopia


Myopia: Short-sightedness often requiring glasses

Myopia: When the cornea is curved too much, or if the eye is too long, faraway objects will appear blurry because they are focused in front of the retina. This is called myopia, or nearsightedness. Myopia affects over 25 percent of all adult Americans.1

Researching symptoms of Myopia: Further information about the symptoms of Myopia is available including a list of symptoms of Myopia, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Myopia, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Myopia: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Myopia, underlying causes of Myopia (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Myopia: Various information is available about treatments available for Myopia, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Myopia: Research more detailed information about the causes of Myopia, other possibly hidden causes of Myopia, or other general information about Myopia.

Statistics and Myopia: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Myopia, prevalence and incidence statistics for Myopia, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

         Contents for Myopia:

1. excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI

Last revision: June 4, 2003

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