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Summary of Conclusions and Recommendations
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... who enter colleges and military academies or pursue occupations with extensive near work requirements are likely to become myopic before the age of 25. For populations in which selected college and special near work groups have been excluded, less than 10 percent of emmetropes and low hyperopes will develop myopia prior to becoming presbyopic (pp.
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... The necessary technology and human resources are at hand to determine the risk factors related to the causes, progression, optical components, and consequences of adult onset myopia. For example, the length of the eye can be followed to determine if those eyes that ultimately become myopic show early fundus signs (signs of change at the back of the eye)

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