A 52-year-old member asked:
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What to do if I am suffering from severe short sight on both eyes.Is it curable or not?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Treatable: Sounds as if you have progressive myopia although at your age of 46, it is generally relatively stable. You can of course wear contacts or glasses. And lasik can correct most eyes. There is no cure in the conventional sense through medicine or an operation to reverse the progression.
Answered on Apr 23, 2014

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