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What increases my risk of youth onset myopia?

There are several risk factors which increase your chance of developing youth onset myopia. Since myopia is often inherited, if someone in your family has it, you have a greater risk of developing myopia. Another risk of developing youth onset myopia is being born prematurely. Babies who are born before 37 weeks have a greater risk of having changes to their eye shape and size. It is frequently diagnosed in the preteen years.

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Are there different types of myopia?
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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 late adult onset myopia?
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Is myopia serious?
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