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can there be a link between being asian and having poor vision ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Sort of: In western counties, asians, especially chinese and japanese, seems to have a higher incidence of myopia. This may be because immigrants from these countries have a higher incidence of myopia to begin with. Other factors are possible. These are not pathologic - that is poor vision is not the problem since theirs can be corrected to normal.

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S why do I get migraines only on one side of my head on that side I see black k spots on vision. And I can't see light or hear any thing. Cause it hur?

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