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Are there alternative treatments for low myopia?

An alternative approach to treating low myopia symptoms uses a series of corrective contact lens to treat myopia related to abnormal curvature of the cornea. Over several weeks and months, the corrective lenses flatten the cornea, which reduces the refraction error. Orthokeratology is not recommended to treat symptoms of low myopia in children.

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What is youth onset myopia?
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Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Youth onset means that the nearsightedness started d...
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What is low myopia?
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Low myopia is a mild form of nearsightedness. Myopia can be referred to in degrees of severity: low,...
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What type of doctor should I see to address youth onset myopia?
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What is the rate of incidence of youth onset myopia?
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