What is myopia and pathological myopia?

Myopia, often known as 'being short sighted' causes your vision to be blurry in the distance but clearer when looking at things close up. It's a very common focusing problem and for most people it can easily be corrected, using glasses or contact lenses.

Pathological myopia is different from simply being short sighted. Pathological myopia means that you are very short sighted and that this has caused degenerative changes to the back of your eye. Pathological myopia can cause a reduction in your sight that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

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