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What is the rate of incidence of late adult onset myopia?

Late adult onset myopia is diagnosed in people that are over 40 years of age. It is estimated that 20 percent of people who are 65 years old in the United States have myopia. The incidence decreases as you age, with approximately 14 percent of 70 year olds with myopia.

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