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What's the best way to correct or reduce high-degree myopia?

High myopia, or nearsightedness, can be corrected with spectacles, but contact lenses give better vision; both can be made in any prescription. More invasive procedures can be considered for cases of true high myopia in contact-lens-intolerant individuals, including clear-lens extraction and phakic-intraocular lenses, but these procedures may increase the risk of retinal detachment.

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Is early adult-onset myopia related to astigmatism?
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Astigmatism is similar to myopia. It is another vision impairment that affects your ability to see t...
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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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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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What is the rate of incidence of youth onset myopia?
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The rate of occurrence of myopia in general (not just youth onset) has been increasing. In the past ...
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