Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Shortsightedness Overview

Another name for Shortsightedness is Myopia.

What is myopia?
A person with myopia has difficulty focusing on distant objects. About one quarter of the world's population has myopia.

What are the symptoms of myopia?
Symptoms of myopia include blurry vision, headaches, squinting, and eye strain.

How does the doctor treat myopia?
Treatment for myopia may include corrective lenses, contact lenses, and eye surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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