Myopia occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is too curved. As a result, the light entering the eye isn't focused correctly, and distant objects look blurred. Because the eye continues to grow during childhood, it typically progresses until about age 20.
Similarly, you may ask, can myopia lead to blindness?
Pathological myopia is an extremely high amount of nearsightedness that causes a major alteration of the shape or globe of the eye, which may lead to profound vision loss. In the United States, it occurs in about 2% of the population and is the seventh leading cause of legal blindness.
What are the main causes of myopia?
Nearsightedness also can be caused by the cornea and/or lens being too curved for the length of the eyeball. In some cases, myopia is due to a combination of these factors. Myopia typically begins in childhood and you may have a higher risk if your parents are nearsighted.
Is there a cure for myopia?
Technically the only known cures for myopia are glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery. The problem is they don't cure, otherwise, you would get weaker and weaker glasses over time, but you don't. So with that, we establish; no cure for myopia known to man!