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What increases my risk for high myopia?

You have an increased risk for a higher degree of myopia if one or both parents have mid- to high-myopia. Severe elongation of the eyes increases the risk for high myopia and vision loss. Your risk for degenerative eye conditions like glaucoma and cataracts also increases without early and regular treatment for your high myopia.

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