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Refractive error

Refractive error: Introduction

Refractive error: Refractive error is a condition in which there is a problem with focusing light properly on the retina of the eye, resulting in blurred vision. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Refractive error, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Refractive error:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Refractive error. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Refractive error:

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Refractive error: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Refractive error, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Refractive error Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Refractive error may include:

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Refractive error: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Refractive error may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Refractive error listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Refractive error as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Refractive error

About 120 million people in the United States wear eyeglasses or... (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Definitions of Refractive error:

Deviations from the average or standard indices of refraction of the eye through its dioptric or refractive apparatus.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Refractive error

The list below shows some of the causes of Refractive error mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Refractive error?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Refractive error. Of the 10 causes of Refractive error that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Refractive error:

The following list of conditions have 'Refractive error' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Refractive error:

Ametropia, Refraction disorder
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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