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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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Are there different types of myopia?
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Yes, there are different types of myopia. Myopia is a broad term or diagnosis used to cover vision p...
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How common is low myopia in the general population?
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Low myopia is a common type of refractive error that affects children and adults. The rate of incide...
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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 is the rate of incidence of myopia?
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Myopia is a common vision impairment. It is found in approximately 25 percent of people in the Unite...
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