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What causes curvature myopia?

Curvature myopia refers to a type of refractive error that develops when the cornea is curved too much. An abnormally-shaped cornea can be congenital. It can also develop later in life because the eyes continue to develop until about age 20. During this time, environmental factors can affect the shape of the eyes. In adults, curvature myopia can be caused by up-close work that forces the eyes to focuses heavily on objects directly in front, such as computer screen or book.

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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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What is myopia?
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Curvature myopia affects long-distance vision. People with curvature myopia have a cornea that is cu...
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Is early adult-onset myopia serious?
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Early adult-onset myopia is mildly serious and should be treated. An inability to see things clearly...
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Is youth onset myopia serious?
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Youth onset myopia is not extremely serious, but should definitely be treated. An inability to see t...
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