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How do medications treat late adult onset myopia?

Medications do not usually treat late adult onset myopia. Medications cannot change your eye to correct for the light refraction problems. There are a few medications, known as cycloplegic agents, which can be used to treat myopia. However, these medications have some risks. Many do not consider it a benefit due to these side effects.

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