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How do medications treat early adult-onset myopia?

Medications are not typically used to treat early adult-onset myopia. Medications are not able to correct the size or shape of your eye, nor are they able to adjust the light refraction that occurs within the eye. There are a few medications that can be used as treatment, known as cycloplegic agents. However, these medications have multiple side effects. Many people do not consider it a benefit due to these side effects.

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