Astigmatism Hyperopia and Myopia in Children

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    Refractive errors of the eye are seen in 20 percent of children and have been found to run in families. The most common refractive errors are astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness).

    Astigmatism is a condition in which an abnormal curvature of the cornea can cause two focal points to fall in two differentlocations, making objects up close and at a distance appear blurry.  astigmatism
    Hyperopia is a condition in which an image of a distant object becomes focused behind theretina, making objects up closeappear out of focus. Hyperopia
    Myopia is a condition in which, opposite of hyperopia, an image of a distant object becomes focused in front of the retina, making distant objects appear out of focus. Myopia
     Myopia is the most common refractive error seen in children and can be corrected witheyeglasses or contact lenses. Myopia View

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