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WHAT IS MYOPIA?
SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS)?

Myopia is also known as short-sightedness, or the inability to see objects clearly at a distance. The reason objects are blurry in the distance with short-sightedness is because the rays of light that enter the eye are focused in front of the retina

MYOPIA - HOW SEVERE IS THE PROBLEM?
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MYOPIA - HOW SEVERE IS THE PROBLEM?

Myopia or shortsightedness has slowly been acknowledged as an increasing global health epidemic; sweeping across the developed as well as the developing countries. Some have likened this to a ticking time bomb.

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what the risk factor for myopia?

Myopia is one of the most common eye anomalies in the world especially in Asian populations as compared to European and African population1. In Malaysia, the prevalence of myopia in school children was found to be 9.8% for children aged 7 year old and 34.4%

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sign and symptoms?

Myopia or nearsightedness is one of the most common eye problem in children. Things at near are seen clearly, but objects at a distance are blurred in children with myopia. It occurs because the light rays entering the eyes are focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina itself.

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Can we prevent myopia?

Myopia is a main public eye health problem, particularly in East Asia with prevalence reported to be increasing every year. It was reported that up to 80% of primary school students have myopia. In this emerging eye problem, Malaysia is no exception. 

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EYE DISEASES CAUSED BY MYOPIA

High myopia is a condition that occurs in eyes that are myopic (shortsighted),  in which the spectacle power is -6.00 D or more. Complications of high myopia are related to structural changes of the eyeball. In patients with high myopia,

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WHEN SHOULD OUR CHILDREN HAVE AN EYE TEST?

Any child who begins school years with blurred vision will not be able to cope as well with his peers when they are unable to see what is written on the board clearly. Hence for most children, do let them go for an Eye Test at an optical shop as school begins. 

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