Nearsightedness, its causes and treatment

Nearsightedness or myopia is a disorder affecting about one-third of population.Nearsightedness is a vision problem in which people can see the objects that are near to them but have problem seeing objects that are far away.The affect of nearsightedness ranges from mild to severe.

Nearsightedness causes and treatment

Causes of nearsightedness

Mostly, nearsightedness is caused due to the change in the shape of eye ball.Change in the cornea or the lens is also the cause in some cases.Symptoms of nearsightedness includes headache, eye strain,blurred vision and squinting.

Causes of nearsightedness:

In case of nearsightedness the eye develops a refractive error i.e light rays bend in an incorrect way into the eye to transmit the image of the object to the brain.People suffering from nearsightedness or myopia has either too long eyeball or the cornea has too much curvature which hinders the focus of the light properly to the eye.

Sometimes nearsightedness could be hereditary too,the disorder running in the family the person develops nearsightedness from his childhood.

Treatment of nearsightedness:

Usually people suffering from nearsightedness or myopia use contact lenses or eyeglasses to cure the vision problem.


Nearsightedness causes and treatment
Treatment of nearsightedness

Surgery is also helpful to cure the problem of nearsightedness.Surgeries such as artificial lens implants,Photo-refractive keratectomyand LASIK are beneficial in treating this vision disorder.

If you feel uncomfortable with glasses or contact lenses then surgery can be a better option.Nearsightedness is not a disease its just a disorder which is healthy and normal. If you feel changes in your vision then consult your doctor and also get regular vision check to avoid complications in near future.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”



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