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Is youth onset myopia serious?

Youth onset myopia is not extremely serious, but should definitely be treated. An inability to see things clearly at a distance can affect your safety, as well as your ability to participate in activities you enjoy. If left untreated, youth onset myopia can get worse. If your myopia is very serious, you have an increased risk of glaucoma. Another risk of myopia, depending on the source of your problem, is the potential for having a detached retina, which is also a serious condition.

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