Myopia

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LT24
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5378
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Myopia
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2010-01-28 18:02:04
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Nearsightedness Midterm 1
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  1. Myopia
    • May be triggered by invention of printing press and early education
    • Frequency is 25% or more
    • Twin studies show it has little genetic basis
  2. Environmental contributors
    • Early intense close focusing = development of myopia
    • Study of Inuit groups showed generational difference b/w people with and w/out myopia
  3. Correlative evidence
    • Younger generation went to school and did a lot of reading = 20-40% rate of myopia
    • Older generation had little childhood schooling = 3-5% myopia

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