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myopia (Short Sightedness)


myopia, short-sightedness

Myopia or Near-sightedness


In a nearsighted eye, the eye is too long, causing the light rays to intersect in front of the retina. The retinal image then appears blurry.

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 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 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 is as common in Egypt as it is in other Miditerranean countries and Europe, and the iincidence in these locations is less than that of Far Eastern countries.



correction of myopia

Myopia 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 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.


Vision Correction

What is suitable for whom?


What is LASIK



Is it suitable for me?

Vision Errors

Surgeon Experience

Laser Systems Used

Risks and Benifits

LASIK consultation

Before LASIK



LASIK Commentaries


Phakic lens Implantation

Refractive Lens Exchange



"I want to thank you for being God's hand in giving me back my sight, such a bless that is worth a fortune. I can’t find words to express my gratitude and gratefulness. The procedure was a piece of cake, it was a painless journey that I feared so much until I was only comforted by your confident and calm voice explaining every step and making it so much easier"

Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo, Egypt

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