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What increases my risk for curvature myopia?

Curvature myopia can be congenital. The risk for congenital or acquired curvature myopia increases if one or both parents are nearsighted. Adults have an increased risk of developing myopia if they do a lot of work in front of a computer screen or other item that requires up close visual concentration.

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What is myopia?
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If you're able to see objects up close better than those that are far away, you may be nearsighted, ...
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Is early adult-onset myopia serious?
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Early adult-onset myopia is mildly serious and should be treated. An inability to see things clearly...
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What is the rate of incidence of early adult-onset myopia?
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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is found in approximately 25 percent of people in the United States. Ear...
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What is high myopia?
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