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How does myopia affect the body?

Myopia is caused by the size and shape of your eye. These factors change how light is reflected onto the back of your eye. This makes distant images appear blurry. Specifically, in myopia, the lens and cornea reflect light in front of the retina, rather than on the retina directly.

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What is myopia?
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What is the rate of incidence of late adult onset myopia?
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How common is high myopia?
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What is low myopia?
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