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Can a high degree of myopia be cured?

High myopia is a degenerative eye disorder that cannot be cured, at this time. Symptoms are managed with prescription eye glass and contacts and eye surgery to minimize ocular pressure and correct retinal and macular openings and tears as they develop.Retinal tears, glaucoma, and cataracts that develop as ocular health worsens require regular treatments to help prevent retinal detachment and blindness.

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