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Are there different types of myopia?

Yes, there are different types of myopia. Myopia is a broad term or diagnosis used to cover vision problems that affect your ability to see at a distance. Types of myopia include: simple, nocturnal, pseudomyopia, degenerative and induced.

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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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How common is high myopia?
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High myopia is a common cause of blindness. Rate of incidence varies between ethnic groups, with a h...
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What is the rate of incidence of youth onset myopia?
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The rate of occurrence of myopia in general (not just youth onset) has been increasing. In the past ...
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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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