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How does low myopia affect the eyes?

Low myopia affects ocular health in mild ways. Although objects in the distance appeared blurred, corrective eye glasses or contacts can correct this mild refractive error. Without diagnosis and treatment, low myopia can worsen and lead to chronic eye strain, retinal tears, glaucoma, headaches, and sensitivity to light.

Low myopia can affect the eyes in serious ways if this degree of myopia worsens to medium or high myopia. The risk for retinal detachment increases as the degree of myopia increases.

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