If you have myopia, you have trouble seeing things far away, but you can see nearby things clearly.
This is why myopia is commonly called nearsightedness. In a myopic eye, the eyeball is usually too long from front to back. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface. This makes distant objects blurry. What causes the eyeball to grow too long isn’t completely known, but researchers are exploring a number of factors. Join UAB doctors and researchers as they explain what research and treatments are in development for this common problem.
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