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Is high myopia more common in men or women?

Gender does not seem to play a role in increasing the risk for high myopia. Although myopia does run in families, environmental factors also play a role. There is a higher prevalence of myopia in Asian populations. The overall rate of myopia is increasing around the world and it remains one of the top 10 causes of blindness.

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