Pseudomyopia is sudden nearsightedness or nearsightedness that
rapidly gets worse because of an underlying cause, such as uncontrolled
diabetes. Symptoms of pseudomyopia may be the same as those of nearsightedness,
but pseudomyopia usually clears up when the underlying cause is treated.
A number of diseases and drugs can increase the power of the lens so that
light rays come to a focus in front of the retina. Overuse of the eyes for
close work in poor or glaring light can also cause pseudomyopia.
Diseases that may cause pseudomyopia include:
Medicines that can cause pseudomyopia include:
June 24, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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