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What causes refractive errors?
Refractive errors (myopia and hyperopia, or "farsightedness") have been found to cluster in families. These inherited patterns may be:
Refractive errors are also present in a number of genetic disorders, such as Marfan syndrome and Down syndrome.
What are the symptoms of myopia?
Myopia is usually noted in children around the ages of 9 or 10. It might be discovered if your child cannot read the blackboard from the back of the room, but can see to write and read without a problem.
Other signs and symptoms may include:
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