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Myopia – better known as short-sightedness – is a global health problem in which the eye grows too long, meaning it cannot produce clear images of objects in the distance. The common form of myopia is readily treated through the wearing of glasses, contact lenses or conducting laser surgery. It is also polygenic, meaning that many genes are likely to be involved in its inheritance through generations.

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Myopia-26, the female-limited form of early-onset high myopia, occurring in a European family” published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13023-021-01673-z

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