Laser device approved for nearsightedness

September 14, 2016 6:47 PM

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Laser device approved for nearsightedness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 -- The VisuMax Femtosecond Laser has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nearsightedness in candidates 22 and older.

Nearsightedness, medically called myopia, is present when a person can see close objects clearly, but not objects farther away. Common causes include a misshapen cornea or excess length of the eyeball, the FDA said in a news release.

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