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Short-sight treatment: Overview

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Summary

Shortsightedness is more accurately known as myopia. With short-sight (or near-sight in the USA), vision is best at short range, hence the name – near objects such as text, print, and mobile phones are clear. The distance vision, however, is blurry making it difficult to watch television or a film, read subtitles or drive a car.

When someone suffers from short-sight (near-sight), they will require corrective lenses, either spectacles or contact lenses. Such glasses or lenses will allow the distance vision to become clear.

Laser surgery can cure short-sight once the condition is no longer progressing. Z-LASIK is the treatment of choice for myopia and our gold-standard in vision correction. The laser takes 5-10 seconds to evaporate away a very thin layer of tissue within the cornea, flattening its overall curvature. The whole procedure is complete in just 4 minutes per eye.

Myopia anatomy

MYOPIA (SHORT-SIGHT) – the image is focused in front of the retina, creating blurred distance vision

Myopia: Section Pages

Why is vision blurred?
Natural progression of myopia
How common is myopia?
How does laser surgery correct myopia?
Treatment options
The LASIK procedure for myopia
The PRK/LASEK procedure for myopia
Prices for short-sight surgery

Please click through the above links to get a complete picture of short-sight, its various treatment options and the costs of surgical correction.


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Related Pages

Overview of short-sight
Why is vision blurred?
Natural progression of myopia
How common is myopia?
How does laser surgery correct myopia?
Treatment options
The LASIK procedure for myopia
The PRK/LASEK procedure for myopia
Prices for short-sight surgery