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How do other illnesses affect late adult onset myopia?

Late adult onset myopia does not necessarily affect other illnesses, but it can lead to more serious problems. Myopia can cause headaches. In addition, serious vision problems, such as glaucoma or a detached retina, can develop. Some people cannot have vision correction surgery because of pre-existing medical conditions, such as certain autoimmune disorders. In addition, certain medications can cause myopia to develop.

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