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How common is high myopia?

High myopia is a common cause of blindness. Rate of incidence varies between ethnic groups, with a higher prevalence of myopia noted in Asian populations. High myopia is also more common in children who have at least one parent with mid- to high-myopia.

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What is the rate of incidence of late adult onset myopia?
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Late adult onset myopia is diagnosed in people that are over 40 years of age. It is estimated that 2...
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How do I prepare to see my doctor about my low myopia?
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To help prepare for an eye doctor appointment for your low myopia symptoms, you may want to prepare ...
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Does myopia affect adults differently than children?
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Myopia can affect anyone at any age. The symptoms and causes of myopia are the same regardless of ag...
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What is curvature myopia?
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Curvature myopia is a form of nearsightedness. People that are nearsighted can see objects that are ...
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