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What is Myopia?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a vision problem in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. It is experienced by up to about one-third of the population.

The image in myopic patients focus at a point in front of the retian, rather than directly on its surface. Myopia may be corrected with negative number glasses, contact lenses or eye surgery.

For cases that contact lenses or glasses are not helpful, refractive surgery can be the treatment for myopia. With the refractive surgery the need for glasses or contact lenses can be eliminated. The mostly excimer laser are performed.

Intraocular lens (IOL) is an implantable lens, they are newer options for myopia treatment. IOLs replace the crystalline lens in the eye changing the eye’s optical power. IOLs are used particularly in more extreme cases that may be unsuitable for LASIK or other vision correction surgery.