People who play wind instruments often practice for hours every day. Some studies (this one as well) mentioned that intra-ocular pressure (IOP) raises during play. Some other studies measured a raise too but that was not that meaningful.

Increased intra-ocular pressure in conditions like glaucoma can cause vision changes, even permanent vision damage.

Can the increased IOP experienced during frequent playing of a wind instrument lead to eye damage, such as permanent vision changes?

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    I would add that this question could be a legitimate question, but you need to remove all the personal details and not ask for speculation on the cause of your myopia. – Carey Gregory Jul 8 '18 at 15:44
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    Highly agree. The underlying premise is very interesting, and the references cited shows you did some work to try to answer this yourself, which we encourage here. I edited the question accordingly to meet site guidelines and vote to keep open. If you disagree, feel free to revert. – DoctorWhom Jul 8 '18 at 19:26
  • I retracted my close vote due to @DoctorWhom's edit. – Carey Gregory Jul 9 '18 at 4:12

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