Nearsightedness: Related Inherited Diseases - Topic Overview
eye diseases that can cause or be associated
nearsightedness are rare. Common inherited diseases
include: Nyctalopia (night
blindness). Achromatopsia (disease of the
cones or rods in the
(rhythmic jerking movements of the eyes). Keratoconus (progressive
thinning of the central cornea, which gives the
cornea a cone-shaped appearance). Retinitis
pigmentosa (degeneration of the retina that affects night vision and side
[peripheral] vision). Infantile
Other genetic diseases associated with
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Certain rare connective tissue
disorders. Albinism, a genetic pigment deficiency that causes milky
skin, white hair, and pink or blue eyes. Down syndrome. Homocystinuria, a genetic condition that causes
developmental delays, failure to thrive, and
neurological abnormalities. Turner syndrome, which causes short
stature and lack of sexual development at puberty in
females. Trisomy 22, which causes severe intellectual disability and eye defects.
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June 24, 2011
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