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Can myopia lead to more serious problems?

Yes, the various types of myopia can lead to more serious problems. The most serious is a detached retina, which can result from severe myopia. A detached retina occurs when the retina separates from the eyeball itself. When this occurs, you will notice a change in vision such as seeing lights flashing or feeling as though you are looking through a cloth over your face. In some cases, a person may be complete vision loss. A detached retina can be treated and your vision can return to normal, but you must seek treatment right away as it is considered a medical emergency.

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