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What causes youth onset myopia?

All types of myopia, regardless of the age it starts, cause blurry vision for things far away. The size and shape of your eye changes how light is refracted or reflected on the back of your eye. Changes in the size or shape of your eye generally occur during development prior to birth or in growth periods. Myopia is often inherited.

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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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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 curvature myopia?
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Curvature myopia is a form of nearsightedness. People that are nearsighted can see objects that are ...
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What causes blurry vision while driving at night?
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Blurred vision when driving at night indicates that you have probably developed some myopia (nea...
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