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How do medications treat youth onset myopia?

Medications are not used to treat youth onset myopia. Medications are not able to correct the size or shape of your eye, nor adjust the light refraction that occurs within the eye. Eye drops may be used to treat dry eyes that result from frequent blinking or eye rubbing. However, these medications do not directly treat myopia.

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