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What is Myopia 6?

What is Myopia 6?

  • Myopia 6: Myopia is an eye disorder characterized by the ability to see close objects clearly but distant objects appear blurry. It is also known as shortsightedness or nearsightedness and the underlying process involved is an a refractive error. Researchers have discovered a number of genes linked to an increased susceptibility of developing myopia. Having this genetic anomaly does not mean a person will definitely develop myopia but their chances are increased, especially if certain triggering factors are also present e.g. visual stress due to close work (computers, reading). Type 6 is linked to a gene on chromosome 22q12.

Myopia 6: Introduction

Types of Myopia 6:

Broader types of Myopia 6:

Who gets Myopia 6?

Racial predominance for Myopia 6: Ashkenazi Jews, Chinese and Japanese populations

How serious is Myopia 6?

Complications of Myopia 6: see complications of Myopia 6

What causes Myopia 6?

Causes of Myopia 6: see causes of Myopia 6

What are the symptoms of Myopia 6?

Symptoms of Myopia 6: see symptoms of Myopia 6

Complications of Myopia 6: see complications of Myopia 6

Can anyone else get Myopia 6?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Myopia 6

Myopia 6: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myopia 6.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myopia 6.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myopia 6: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myopia 6.
Treatments for Myopia 6: see treatments for Myopia 6
Research for Myopia 6: see research for Myopia 6

Name and Aliases of Myopia 6

Main name of condition: Myopia 6

Other names or spellings for Myopia 6:

myopia, susceptibility to, MYP6


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