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What increases my risk of late adult onset myopia?

The number one risk factor for developing myopia is that someone in your family has/had it, particularly a parent. Since it runs in families, you have a greater risk of developing myopia if someone in your family also has it. Activities that involve doing a lot of close work, such as reading, have also been cited as increasing your risk for myopia.

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How common is high myopia?
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High myopia is a common cause of blindness. Rate of incidence varies between ethnic groups, with a h...
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Does late adult onset myopia affect adults differently than children?
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Myopia can affect anyone at any age. However, diagnosis of late adult onset myopia indicates that th...
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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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How do I prepare to see my doctor about my high myopia?
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To help prepare for an eye doctor appointment for your high myopia symptoms, you may want to prepare...
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