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Can high myopia be prevented?

High myopia is a degenerative eye disorder that cannot be prevented. Because high myopia is often first diagnosed in childhood, early treatment can help to minimize the symptoms of eye conditions that develop as the eye grows and continues to elongate.

High myopia is due to abnormal elongation of the eye, which stretches and thins the retina, sclera, and other parts of the eye responsible for focusing light on the retina. Treatment for high myopia includes refraction error correction, reducing intra-ocular pressure, and repairing retinal tears and opening as they develop.

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