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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 high myopia?
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What is low myopia?
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