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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is bad vision genetic?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Possibly genetic: All eye shapes and function have a genetic underpinning although eyes can be affected by infection and trauma which is not genetic. If the variations in an eye render it beyond the normal or correctable parameters, then a genetic basis is possible as a cause for the bad vision. If it is your vision you are discussing, your ophthalmologist can tell you if genetics is a likely cause.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is really bad vision a genetic feature?

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Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
See eye doc: There are many inherited eye conditions. Many are treatable and some are not. Best to see eye doc to get diagnosis and treatment.
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