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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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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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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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If the bags under my eyes are genetic in nature, how long would it take for the fat to reaccumulate, what to do?

If the bags under my eyes are genetic in nature, how long would it take for the fat to reaccumulate, what to do?

Baggy Eyelids: Eyelids change with many factors--aging,weight gain,thyroid problems,gravity, infections,inflammations,trauma,nutritional problems,etc. Eyelids that are baggy,saggy,drooping,hanging down from the top lid redundant skin or pulling the lower lid down too far, then here is the good news. Even under Obamacare, these may qualify for safe treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluations and answers. ...Read more

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Different color eyes genetic?

Different color eyes genetic?

Yes: The color of the iris is a pattern defined by a number of genes and it is the combination of these that leads to the color we see in the iris. The inheritance is not simple however, and prediction of color other than the browns, is tricky and unreliable. ...Read more

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There a genetic basis for having dry eyes?

Very rarely: There are some very rare genetic diseases that are associated with dry eyes. In the great majority of people dry eyes are not hereditary and they will not pass it on to their children. Dry eyes can be associated with some systemic conditions, such as sjogren's syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis, but most often the cause is unknown. ...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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I'm 20y/o. I have tired looking eyes. Could be genetics, i've been told. However, I have darkness under my eyes and puffyness. How can I fix it all?

I'm 20y/o. I have tired looking eyes. Could be genetics, i've been told. However, I have darkness under my eyes and puffyness. How can I fix it all?

Allergic shiners: The dark circles under your eyes are known as allergic shiners, brought about by stagnated blood shimmering through your fine skin. Make an appointment with an allergist to find out what you might be allergic to. ...Read more

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Could i rid of dark circles under my eyes even if it was genetic?

Could i rid of dark circles under my eyes even if it was genetic?

You can lessen the : appearance of dark circles, but it's important to treat the cause that night include sub clinical food allergies, salt sensitivity, tomato or nightshade sensitivity, or other foods. So see your PCP to be tested. If this goes on for too long, you'll get (post inflammatory) hyper pigmentation that's permanent. The reason it appears genetic, is that your family eats same foods, and got the same rxn. ...Read more