Causes of Myopia
- Posted on: Aug 15 2015
Myopia is a vision problem which occurs when the eye is longer than normal or when the curve of the cornea is too much. This causes the focal point to occur in front of the retina instead of on it. Focusing on close objects is no problem when you have this condition, however distant objects would appear blurred and hazy. Due to this the condition of Myopia has earned the common name of nearsightedness. With almost 30 percent of people in America being affected by myopia, this is one of the most common vision problems.
The exact causes of Myopia are unknown, although there are many factors which are believed to influence the occurrence amongst children and adults.
- Genetic history: This is one of the major contributors to myopia as inheritance plays a leading role in the possibilities of developing vision problems. Having one or both parents suffering from myopia multiplies the risk of the child developing the condition.
- Visual stress: How a person uses his or her eyes also influences the chances of developing vision problems in the future. Spending long hours reading in dim light or working in front of a computer screen, or any such activity which requires intensive focus on close objects tends to stress the eyes and eventually lead to myopia.
- Environmental problems: Myopia may also be caused due to overexposure to harsh light or trying to focus on objects in very low light. People who spend long hours focusing only on nearby objects may experience a temporary inability of focusing on distant things.
- Other health problems: Developing myopia may also be a symptom of health problems which can result with high blood sugar levels, like diabetes. It could also be an early indicator of cataract.
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