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How genetic is school myopia?

Morgan, Ian; Rosen, David B


Myopia is of diverse aetiology. A small proportion of myopia is clearly familial, generally early in onset and of high level, with defined chromosomal localisations and in some cases, causal genetic mutations. However, in economically developed societies, most myopia appears during childhood, particularly during the school years. The chromosomal localisations characterised so far for high familial myopia do not seem to be relevant to school myopia. Family correlations in refractive error and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2004.06.004


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