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What is Myopia 16?

What is Myopia 16?

  • Myopia 16: 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 16 is linked to a gene on chromosome 5p15.

Myopia 16: Introduction

Types of Myopia 16:

Broader types of Myopia 16:

How serious is Myopia 16?

Complications of Myopia 16: see complications of Myopia 16

What causes Myopia 16?

Causes of Myopia 16: see causes of Myopia 16

What are the symptoms of Myopia 16?

Symptoms of Myopia 16: see symptoms of Myopia 16

Complications of Myopia 16: see complications of Myopia 16

Myopia 16: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myopia 16.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myopia 16.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Myopia 16: see treatments for Myopia 16

Name of Myopia 16

Main name of condition: Myopia 16


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