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How does illness affect high myopia?

High myopia is a severe degree of myopia, or nearsightedness that worsens over time. Illness that affects ocular health can cause myopia to develop or worsen.

For example, sudden degenerative myopia caused by uncontrolled diabetes is known as pseudomyopia. Eye diseases like glaucoma and cataract can also develop can complicate the overall health and focusing ability of myopic eyes.

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