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Can early adult-onset myopia lead to more serious problems?

Yes, early adult-onset myopia can lead to more serious problems. The most serious is a detached retina, which can be caused by severe myopia. A detached retina occurs when the retina separates from the eye. When this occurs you will notice a change in vision. You may think that lights that are flashing or that you are looking through a cloth over your face, or you may experience complete vision loss. A detached retina is serious but can be treated, returning your vision to normal.

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