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The condition in which the individual does not see far distances clearly
Symptoms of Myopia
The following features are indicative of Myopia:
difficulty in seeing distant objects
It is possible that Myopia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Myopia
The following are the most common causes of Myopia:
steeply curvature of cornea
Risk Factors for Myopia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Myopia:
excessive habit of reading books
Prevention of Myopia
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Myopia. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
regular checking of eyes
well control on diabetes and high blood pressure that triggers Myopia
consumption of more and more green vegetables
avoid consumption of smoking
Occurrence of Myopia
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Myopia cases seen each year worldwide:
Common between 1 - 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Myopia can occur at any age.
Myopia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Myopia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Myopia:
Physical Examination: Examines different aspects of eyes and vision and determines the prescription needed to provide clear vision with eyeglasses or contact lenses
Doctor for Diagnosis of Myopia
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Myopia:
Complications of Myopia if untreated
Yes, Myopia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Myopia is left untreated:
reduced quality of life
Procedures for Treatment of Myopia
The following procedures are used to treat Myopia:
Use of contact lenses: Helps in providing clearer vision and wider field of vision
Refractive surgery: Aims to permanently change the shape of the cornea which will improve refractive vision
Self-care for Myopia
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Myopia:
Regular checking of eyes: In order to reduce the risk of eye disorders
Control on diabetes and high blood pressure: To reduce the risk of eye disorders
Wearing of sunglasses: Helps in blocking ultraviolet radiations
Eat more green vegetables: Benefits the eyes to fight with eye disorders
Avoid consumption of smoking: For maintenance of eye diseases
Reduce eyestrain: By keeping control in day to day activities
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Myopia
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Myopia:
Vision therapy: Improves vision skills such as eye movement control and eye coordination
Bates method: An alternative therapy aimed at improving eyesight
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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