Myopia (nearsightedness, shortsightedness) is a very common condition affecting distance vision (seeing things that are far away). The light that enters the eye through the cornea and the crystalline lens is bent in such a way that the resulting image focuses not on the retina (the light-sensitive inner wall at the back of the eye), but in front of it. Myopia (short sightedness) usually starts in childhood and can get progressively worse through adolescence due to the rapid growth and bodily changes that occurs during these formative years.
Typically myopia (short sightedness) progression slows down in severity once young adulthood arrives and the growth and bodily changes slow down. The term nearsighted means that myopic individuals can see “near” objects clearly without glasses, but objects further in the distance are blurred. The more myopic, the more blurred distant objects appear, the higher your eyeglass prescription and the thicker your glasses needed for correction. Myopia (short sightedness) is as common in Egypt as it is in other Miditerranean countries and Europe, and the incidence in these locations is less than that of Far Eastern countries.
Myopia (short sightedness) can be corrected by any method that reduces the total refractive power of the eye. Eyeglasses and contact lenses do this by putting in front of the eye “negative” lenses that are thicker at the edge than in the center. Dr khalil corrects myopia (short sightedness) for his indicated patients by LASIK and PRK procedures, which modify the shape of the cornea and decrease eye length (myopia) by flattening the central part of the cornea with the excimer laser utilizing photoablative disruption. When a surgical correction is desired, and LASIK is not suitable like in thin corneas or higher degrees of myopia, implantation of a lens inside the eye (ICL) or refractive lens exchange (RLE) come as good answers depending on the individual case.
A wide range of eye care procedures is offered at the highest standards at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic