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Nearsightedness or Myopia

For the nearsighted eye, distant objects are incorrectly focused.

Components of the nearsighted eye are not precisely in tune. The refractive power of the cornea (the outer layer) is too high (or the eye is too long) causing light rays to focus in front of rather than directly on the retina.  This results in unfocused and blurry vision.

Das kurzsichtige Auge

Anatomy of a nearsighted eye. Click here for an animated demonstration of nearsightedness.

However, a nearsighted person is able to see close images very sharply because the light rays from these near objects are bundled on the retina.

Today, there are several surgical procedures available to correct nearsightedness:

   Eye laser procedures Nearsightedness
  Femto-LASIK (individual LASIK) up to -5 dpt.
  SMILE -3 to -8 dpt.
  PRK, LASEK up to -6 dpt.
  Monovision LASIK up to -8 (-10) dpt. (in combination with presbyopia)
  Lens procedures  
  Phakic lens implant -1 to -23,5 dpt.
  Laser refractive lens surgery
from -8 dpt.
  Multifocal lenses yes (in combination with presbyopia)
  Combination procedures  
  Bioptics yes