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What is high myopia?

High myopia is a degenerative eye condition that leads to chronic eye disorders. People with a high degree of myopia have difficulty focusing on objects; objects that are located farther away appear blurry or unreadable. High myopia develops in eyes that are elongated instead of circular like a ball. Abnormal elongation of the eyes stretches the retina and other parts of the eye responsible for receiving light and focusing it on the retina. There's an increased risk for retinal tears and detachment with high myopia, which can lead to blindness.

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