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How do other illnesses affect myopia?

Myopia does not necessarily affect other illnesses, but it can lead to more serious problems. Myopia can cause headaches. In addition, more serious vision problems can develop such as glaucoma or a detached retina. Some people will not be candidates for eye surgery because of preexisting medical conditions or medications they are taking.

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Is myopia serious?
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Myopia should not be ignored as it can be serious. Myopia is treatable, so talking to your doctor ca...
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How common is low myopia in the general population?
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How common is high myopia?
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What is curvature myopia?
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