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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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