Dr. Güemes Adolfo
In myopia or nearsightedness, the eyeball is “longer” than normal, so the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina – the layer of tissue that is the inner lining of the eye-- but in front of it.
As a result, close objects are seen in focus, but far objects appear out of focus or blurry.
The most common symptom is "blurred" vision.
Causes could be genetic and not necessarily hereditary.
- Can I detect myopia in my son if he’s still a baby? Yes, with specific ophthalmologic studies.