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Myopia Summary

Description: A refractive error in which rays of light entering the EYE parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the RETINA when accommodation (ACCOMMODATION, OCULAR) is relaxed. This results from an overly curved CORNEA or from the eyeball being too long from front to back. It is also called nearsightedness.

Also Known As: Myopias; Nearsightednesses; Nearsightedness

Networked: 4955 relevant articles (330 outcomes, 606 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Myopia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Atropine (Hyoscyamine) : 21 outcomes 28 studies in 108 results : FDA 46 Generic
  2. Pirenzepine : 10 outcomes 10 studies in 32 results : IBA
  3. ranibizumab (Lucentis) : 9 outcomes 9 studies in 28 results : FDA 2
  4. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 7 outcomes 41 studies in 447 results : IBA
  5. bevacizumab : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 34 results : FDA 2
  6. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C) : 7 outcomes 4 studies in 32 results : FDA 7 Generic
  7. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 53 results : IBA
  8. Ophthalmic Solutions (Eye Drops) : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 34 results : IBA
  9. verteporfin (Visudyne) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 47 results : FDA 1
  10. Silicones : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 43 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Myopia

  1. Astigmatism
  2. Choroidal Neovascularization
  3. Hyperopia (Hypermetropia)
  4. Refractive Errors (Refractive Error)
  5. Keratoconus
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Key Therapies for Myopia

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  1. Laser In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) : 94 outcomes 128 studies in 1043 results
  2. Excimer Lasers : 41 outcomes 52 studies in 508 results
  3. Photorefractive Keratectomy : 31 outcomes 47 studies in 572 results
  4. Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) : 25 outcomes 18 studies in 127 results
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 19 outcomes 36 studies in 401 results
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