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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Short Sightedness (Overview)

Short sightedness = myopia = Ability to see close objects well but with difficulty seeing objects that are further away.


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What causes short sightedness?

What causes short sightedness?

Genetics+environment: Myopia, in a simple model, depends on refractive index of cornea-tear film, lens, length of eye. So if any of these are altered so that the image focuses in front of the retina (steep k, longer eye, higher refractive lens index, etc.), then you become short sighted. The anatomy of the eye is inherited and a lot of near work can affect it. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
16 doctors shared insights

Short Sightedness (Overview)

Short sightedness = myopia = Ability to see close objects well but with difficulty seeing objects that are further away.


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To treat short sighted eyes, what are the latest technology? Is icl more superior than lasik?

To treat short sighted eyes, what are the latest technology? Is icl more superior than lasik?

Depends.: It depends on the corneal thickness and a variety of other factors. You would be best off seeking the advice of an ophthalmologist trained in refractive surgery. ...Read more

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What do you think is the best way to treat myopia (short-sightedness)?

What do you think is the best way to treat myopia (short-sightedness)?

Spectacles,contacts,: Depends on the age and the extent of nearsightedness. No single answer. Under 18 glasses or contacts. Over 18 possibility of various types of surgery can be considered. ...Read more

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Can myopia (short sightedness ) treated naturally without surgery or glasses? I heard that sunlight could help

Can myopia (short sightedness ) treated naturally without surgery or glasses? I heard that sunlight could help

No: Sunlight will do nothing for myopia. This condition is due to an abnormal shape of the eye that results in refractive error (think of a lens directing sunlight to a specific point). It is a very common occurrence and by itself, results in no significant health issues. But to correct this so you can see in focus, you need contacts, glasses, or refractive surgery (e.g. Lasik). ...Read more

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Can I have laser treatment for my short-sightedness?

Can I have laser treatment for my short-sightedness?

See an MD eye doctor: An ophthalmologist is a physician trained to examine and treat the eyes. He or she would be able to examine you to make that determination. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from short sightedness how this can be cured?

Glasses?: Treatment for near or farsightedness would be glasses or other optic manipulations. Short-sightedness, i'm not sure there's a cure for. ...Read more

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I hav short sightedness with power almost 600&700, how can I prevent it from further rising n to lower the power? Wat to do n what to eat?

I hav short sightedness with power almost 600&700, how can I prevent it from further rising n to lower the power? Wat to do n what to eat?

No natural solution: This is often hereditary and there is no way to prevent but some ways to correct it. For example, once the nearsightedness has stabilized, you may consider lasik. However even then, you may still at risk for retinal detachment and i urge you to get regular ophthalmologic exam in case that happens. Those purported eye training programs are bogus. ...Read more

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Does closing your eyes lead to short-sightedness?

Does closing your eyes lead to short-sightedness?

Causes fo Myopia: No. Shortsightedness (myopia) can be genetic , surgically induced or associated with corneal pathology. ...Read more

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What causes short sightedness?

Genetics+environment: Myopia, in a simple model, depends on refractive index of cornea-tear film, lens, length of eye. So if any of these are altered so that the image focuses in front of the retina (steep k, longer eye, higher refractive lens index, etc.), then you become short sighted. The anatomy of the eye is inherited and a lot of near work can affect it. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from short sightedness how this can be cured?

Glasses?: Treatment for near or farsightedness would be glasses or other optic manipulations. Short-sightedness, i'm not sure there's a cure for. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short sightedness?

Short sightedness: Short sightedness = myopia = Ability to see close objects well but with difficulty seeing objects that are further away. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sight problems, such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness?

What are the causes of sight problems, such as short-sightedness and long-sightedness?

Internal growth: Almost all eyes are shorter than needed at birth (farsighted) and eyes grow with development. This changes the eyes to near and far sightedness to many. The cause then is growth combined with heredity and birth issues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between astigmatism and short-sightedness?

What is the difference between astigmatism and short-sightedness?

Oval eye shape: Refractive errors require either plus (farsighted) or minus (nearsighted) glasses + an extra amount if the eye is oval in shape (astigmatism). These are called refractive errors and can be corrected with glasses or contacts. Short sightedness is another term for myopia which uncorrected usually allows for good vision at near and blur at distance. ...Read more

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How do a cataract and short-sightedness differ?

2 different things: A cataract is an opacity in the lens of the eye that can blur your vision. Myopia is a refractive error that is corrrectable with glasses in which your near vision is clear without glasses or contacts but can be made clear with the proper eyeglass or contact prescription. ...Read more

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