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What increases my risk of early adult-onset myopia?

Occurrence of myopia in the family and babies born prematurely have an increase risk of developing adult-onset myopia.

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Does myopia affect adults differently than children?
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Myopia can affect anyone at any age. The symptoms and causes of myopia are the same regardless of ag...
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What is the rate of incidence of early adult-onset myopia?
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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is found in approximately 25 percent of people in the United States. Ear...
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Is myopia serious?
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Myopia should not be ignored as it can be serious. Myopia is treatable, so talking to your doctor ca...
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Is early adult-onset myopia related to astigmatism?
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Astigmatism is similar to myopia. It is another vision impairment that affects your ability to see t...
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