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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common eye disorder that causes distant objects to be blurry while objects that are closer appear clear. While short-sightedness often affects children—a common indicator is having trouble seeing the chalkboard at school—this eye condition impacts around 1.5 billion people worldwide. Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back or the cornea is too curved, causing the light that enters the eye to focus incorrectly. This leads to a refractive error, or blurred vision. More serious forms of the condition can also increase the chance of other conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, or a detached retina.
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