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Does myopia affect adults differently than children?

Myopia can affect anyone at any age. The symptoms and causes of myopia are the same regardless of age. However, the highest incidences of myopia are in younger people. Myopia occurs in 25-35 percent of young adults and 20-25 percent of school-age children and teenagers. Therefore, it is more common in younger people than older adults.

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What is youth onset myopia?
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Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Youth onset means that the nearsightedness started d...
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Are there different types of myopia?
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Yes, there are different types of myopia. Myopia is a broad term or diagnosis used to cover vision p...
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What is early adult-onset myopia?
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Myopiais the medical term for nearsightedness.Early adult-onsetmeans that the nearsightedness starte...
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Is late adult onset myopia serious?
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Late adult onset myopia should be taken seriously because of potential problems. An inability to see...
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