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Can a low degree of myopia be cured?

Prescription eyeglasses and contacts can counteract the refractive error that causes low myopia symptoms. Refractive surgery is often effective in curing low myopia symptoms. LASIK surgery is one of the most common types of refractive surgery that uses lasers to cure abnormal curvature of the cornea. Surgical treatment will depend upon the degree of myopia and overall health of the eyes. Refractive surgery can be costly and does pose some risk of infection, vision loss, sensitivity to light, and night vision.

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