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Does myopia affect children differently than adults?

Myopia can affect anyone at any age. Children with myopia should be watched to maintain proper eye care and to ensure glasses and contacts are worn according to the doctor's orders. Myopia might affect an elderly patient differently and should be monitored for age-related complications.

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Does myopia affect adults differently than children?
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What is youth onset myopia?
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