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Is myopia or hypermetropia genetic?

Is myopia or hypermetropia genetic?

Yes: Although we do not know which genes are involved, they are definitely genetic. They are likely mulifactorial, meaning that more than one gene is involved. ...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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Is glaucoma genetic?

Is glaucoma genetic?

Multifactorial: Some glaucoma types have been mapped to specific genes through genetic linkage analysis and genome wide association studies, but this is a small percentage of glaucoma cases. Glaucoma is likely an interplay of genetic susceptibility as well as aging and other factors especially since there are many types. ...Read more

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Is glaucoma inherited?

Is glaucoma inherited?

Some are: There are many different types of glaucoma, some caused secondarily through trauma or other diseases. But there are some type of glaucoma where genetics are involved but not 100%. In other words just because your parents have it doesn't mean you have to get it. However, risk is certainly higher.... ...Read more

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Is entropia hereditary?

Is entropia hereditary?

Sometimes congenital: Entropion (eyelid folds inward) is most often congenital (genetic) or may be related to scarring, spasm, trachoma infection of the eye or aging. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia be inherited genetically?

Is dyslexia be inherited genetically?

Complex: Dyslexia is a complex disorder. Studies have shown both genetics and environment (nature and nurture) both to be causes. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis inherited?

Is scoliosis inherited?

Yes: Most forms of scoliosis have a hereditary pattern. The exact inheritance pattern is not yet known. However we know that scoliosis tends to be more common in twins and in families with a known history of the disease. ...Read more

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Is anisometropia hereditary condition?

Is anisometropia hereditary condition?

Hereditary?: Anisometropia can be hereditary in some cases but often does not have a related family history. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration a genetic problem?

Is macular degeneration a genetic problem?

Maybe: But family history not so critical in this disease- too many genes play a role. ...Read more

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Is retinoblastoma genetic?

Is retinoblastoma genetic?

YES: There is a specific mutation that causes retinoblastomas in families (along with kidney cancer) called the von hippellindau's gene mutation. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia genetic?

Yes, partially: Learning disorders have a small genetic contribution. Therefore, if your parents have/had a learning disorder, you would have a greater chance of also having a learning disorder than someone whose parent did not have a learning disorder but it only increases the odds minimally. ...Read more

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Is macular degeneration genetic?

Some: There are a few inherited forms especially those in the young and those associated with drusen deposits that have strong inheritance. Less certain is the inheritance pattern of ordinary, older age macular degeneration - the data is still being worked out. You can help protect your macula with a good diet, avoidance of sunlight and stopping smoking. ...Read more

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Is bowleggedness genetic?

It can be : Mild genu varum certainly can run in families. If you have a child with bowlers and would like to see if anything needs to be done, see a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is myopia (nearsightedness)?

What is myopia (nearsightedness)?

Trouble Seeing Far: Myopia occurs in many people and means you have problems seeing far away but usually don't have trouble reading or seeing things closer to you. Typically it can't be prevented and occurs when the eye becomes a bit more oval or longer in shape. Any changes in vision should be evaluated by a doctor to be sure that it's not something more severe or dangerous. For example, diabetes can affect vision. ...Read more

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Is bad vision genetic?

Is bad vision genetic?

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. ...Read more

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Is blindness a genetic disorder?

Is blindness a genetic disorder?

Depends: On what causes the blindness, like retinitis pigmentosa or staargardt's. Most causes are not. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia genetic?

Is schizophrenia genetic?

Yes: Based on excellent studies looking at twins who were adopted at birth in certain scandinavian counties, one's risk of developing schizophrenia is about 10% if one parent has schizophrenia. The odds rise to 50% for offspring if both parents have it. By the way, there are good treatments now available for schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a genetic trait?

Is diabetes a genetic trait?

Traits: With genomics continuing to advance we will be able to asses risk by looking at many genes because diabetes as many other illnesses are a combination of regulatory genes (those who turn off and on), promoter genes and accelerating genes and many others that are still being discovered. In summary not a singlle trait but a combination of many. ...Read more

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Breast cancer is genetic and not hereditary, is that correct?

Breast cancer is genetic and not hereditary, is that correct?

Basic biology: It's easy to misunderstand. Genetic disease is usually hereditary -- only a few diseases of genes can't be inherited or passed on; new mutations are genetic but not hereditary. Inherited disease is almost always genetic. A variety of genes may be passed parent-to-child, each defining a "cancer family syndrome" but most cancer is sporadic. ...Read more

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Is autism genetic?

Is autism genetic?

Yes and no: ASD without association with known disorders such as Down syndrome, Fragile X, and many others, certainly has an important genetic component, but these same genes associated with autism are also associated with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, ADHD, OCD, and others responsive to SSRIs, AND highly desirable qualities like musical, artistic, mathematical and other savant traits in the family ...Read more

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Blurred Vision, Blurring Of Distant Objects (Definition)

Blurred vision, bluring of distant objects ...Read more