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Does myopia always get progressive worse in children?

Myopia does get worse progressively in children or teens. This type of myopia, diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 20 years, is referred to as youth onset myopia. On average, changes are noticed after about 6 months. By mid to late teens, the progression slows down or stops.

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