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How likely is it that my severe myopia (-13D), dense floaters, astigmatism, thin retina are caused by some underlying condition?

How likely is it that my severe myopia (-13D), dense floaters, astigmatism, thin retina are caused by some underlying condition?

High axial myopia: predisposes the ocular anatomy with peripheral retinal thinning by nature. Some amount of corneal or lenticular astigmatism is found in the majority of the population normally. Floaters as well can be found more frequently in myopic patients. Rarely, a systemic syndrome can be associated with ocular findings and your Ophthalmologist will be able to review your medical profile for any connection. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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My mom suffers from extremely dry eyes. Will I have dry eyes when i'm older as well? Is there a genetic component to this condition?

My mom suffers from extremely dry eyes. Will I have dry eyes when i'm older as well? Is there a genetic component to this condition?

Possibly: Dry eyes are relatively common. The potential to get dry eyes may have a genetic component in some people. As we age, we produce less tears, and become relatively drier. Additionally, certain behaviors can make our eyes dry (smoking, being dehydrated, using the computer for hours each day), as well as medications. You may not end up with the same problems, depending on your health and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

The eyelids...: The eyelids of these children often are rolled out and pulled away for the eyes. This exposes the inside surface of the eyelids which is very vascular and causes the eyes to be exposed and become irritated. In addition, the eyes can often bleed. It is a very difficult situation. ...Read more

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Can a sunny disposition be inherited?

Can a sunny disposition be inherited?

Partly: People develop various temperments. Psychology talks about the "even-tempered vs difficult" child. It appears that we are born with a predisposition toward a particular disposition. However, we can modify our disposition by life experiences or through the things we fill our mind with. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic basis for having dry eyes? Is it familial or hereditary?

Not really: There are some dry eye diseases associated with sjogren's syndrome, which may have a genetic and environmental roles, but its probably not dominant or recessive as we know it. Familal and hereditary are terms sometimes used interchangeably, so I'm not sure what you're asking. Most dry eyes are prob not genetic based. ...Read more

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Are cataracts and eye squints genetically inherited?

Are cataracts and eye squints genetically inherited?

Sometimes: Genetically inherited conditions are seen in children and may include cataract formation and "squints." squints are reactions to poor focus or cloudiness and thus, if the underlying cause are cataracts or strabismus there may indeed be a genetic component. Cataracts and squints in children must be addressed quickly to reduce the possibility of amblyopia or "lazy eye.". ...Read more

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Is there a genetic condition resulting in very thin hair?

Is there a genetic condition resulting in very thin hair?

Yes: There is a condition called ectodermal dysplasia that often times presents with thin hair, decreased or absent sweat galnds and defects of the teeth. There may be other conditions that could cause thin hair. ...Read more

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Is there some rare eye condition that ruins the cones of your eyes?

Is there some rare eye condition that ruins the cones of your eyes?

Yes, cone dystrophy: Cone dystrophy is an inherited condition that gradually damages the photo-receptors responsible for your central vision and color vision. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia i disease or condition ? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others , what is it ? Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability if not treated on time and correctly ?

Is schizophrenia i disease or condition ? Is schizophrenia inherited from family members to others , what is it ? 
Is it true that could lead to complete mental disability  if not treated on time and correctly  ?

Well,,,,: Schizophrenia is a syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms for which there is no known cause genetics of schizophrenia can be inherited or from spontaneous mutation. Schizophrenia is a leading cause of medical disability. ...Read more

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Could hereditary retinoblastoma survivors have more also wonder how is retinoblastoma actually cured?

Could hereditary retinoblastoma survivors have more also wonder how is retinoblastoma actually cured?

Other Cancers, Yes: Children treated in U.S. & other developed countries who receive early detection have a 95% cure rate. Treatment consists of surgery, cryotherapy, chemotherapy; irradiation is avoided if possible. Survivors have a 21% probability at age 50 yrs of developing other cancers, usually Sarcomas & Melanomas; this increases to 38.2% if radiation received; this risk also increases with presence of Lipomas. ...Read more

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How can kerotosis pilairis genetically be inherited?

How can kerotosis pilairis genetically be inherited?

Many ways: Keratosis pilaris results from buildup of keratin which plugs the hair follicles of skin. It may occur in association with genetic diseases or with other skin conditions, such atopic dermatitis. Example of a genetic disease in which it happens are noonan syndrome. There may also be predisposing genes that run in a family and cause keratosis pilaris also to occur in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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People with epicanthal folds in eyes ( seen in down's syndrome ), but not mentally challenged?

People with epicanthal folds in eyes ( seen in down's syndrome ), but not mentally challenged?

Can be normal: This is a common finding in infants & reflects the growth pattern of the mid face. Infants are rather flat faced while the nose and mid face begins to grow forward with age changing the folds over time. Any kid (normal or not)whose growth pattern produces less mid facial growth is likely to retain them. Down Syndrome patients usually retains a flatter mid face throughout life as a common feature ...Read more

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Is the eye condition "strabismus" commonly occasional, and can it be triggered?

Is the eye condition "strabismus" commonly occasional, and can it be triggered?

Yes: Some types of strabismus can be intermittent. One type is intermittent exotropia, which often is controlled most of the time. The control can diminish and the deviation will occur more often. Another is accommodative esotropia, which is controlled with glasses. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to cure genetic blurred eyes?

Can there be a way to cure genetic blurred eyes?

What do you mean?: Be more specific - "genetic blurred eyes" is to vague to comment upon. What symptoms do you experience? Have they been evaluated? ...Read more

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Will blepharoplasty help droopy eyelids caused by myasthenia gravis? I have the neuromuscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis which has caused my lower eyelids to be droopy. This is becoming an increasing problem since it is effecting both my vision a

Will blepharoplasty help droopy eyelids caused by myasthenia gravis? I have the neuromuscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis which has caused my lower eyelids to be droopy. This is becoming an increasing problem since it is effecting both my vision a

Ptosis surgery: Myasthenia affects the levator muscle of the eyelid creating a droop in the eyelid. Usually medical treatment can alleviate most symptoms but also a tightening or shortening of this muscle helps to raise the eyelid. Removing the excess skin also can help in people with lots of heavy excessive skin. Try to visit an oculoplastic surgeon for this issue. ...Read more

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What are hypertropic scars? Is it an inherited disorder?

What are hypertropic scars? Is it an inherited disorder?

Hypertrophic scar: A hypertrophic scar appears as a raised, red scar. A keloid is similar but extends beyond the boundary of the scar. There are treatments available to improve either. Some skin types are more prone to hypertrophic scarring. ...Read more