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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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What is low myopia?
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Low myopia is a mild form of nearsightedness. Myopia can be referred to in degrees of severity: low,...
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How common is low myopia in the general population?
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Low myopia is a common type of refractive error that affects children and adults. The rate of incide...
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What is high myopia?
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High myopia is a degenerative eye condition that leads to chronic eye disorders. People with a high ...
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Is late adult onset myopia serious?
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Late adult onset myopia should be taken seriously because of potential problems. An inability to see...
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