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How does late adult onset myopia affect the body?

Late adult onset myopia is caused by the size and shape of your eye. These factors change how light and visual images reflect on the back of your eye. This makes objects that are far away blurry. Specifically, in myopia, the lens and cornea reflect light in front of the retina, rather than on the retina directly.

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