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Is low myopia more common in men or women?

Some studies suggest that myopia is more common in women than men. Reported cases are also more common in girls than boys. Myopia does run in families and environmental factors can also affect the prevalence of myopia in the population.

The overall rate of myopia is increasing around the world. About 30 percent of adults between the ages of 20-45 have some degree of myopia.

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Is late adult onset myopia serious?
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