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Is Myopia Inherited? Understanding the Familial Aspect

Myopia Run in FamiliesIf you’re nearsighted (myopic), your children have a higher-than-average chance of being nearsighted, too. 

While myopia is one of the most common eye conditions in children, it’s not harmless. As a child’s myopia progresses, so does their risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases in adulthood. 

Luckily, myopia management can slow and sometimes even halt myopia progression. To learn more, contact Dolman Myopia Control Centre in New Hamburg today to schedule a consultation.  

All in the Family

Myopia affects almost 2 billion people worldwide, its prevalence is increasing. More than 50% of the world’s population is expected to be myopic by 2050!  

Scientific research has shown that myopia has a genetic component, with children of myopic parents having a higher risk of developing the condition. Even worse, a child with myopia is 3 times more likely to develop cataracts and 50% more likely to develop glaucoma in adulthood. Other risks include retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration.   

Myopia Management

Myopia management is a treatment program that helps slow and sometimes prevents the progression of myopia. The type of myopia management your child receives will depend on their age, level of maturity and degree of myopia, among other factors.  

At Dolman Myopia Control Centre in New Hamburg, we understand the importance of maintaining good eye health, especially when it comes to myopia. We're here to help support your family’s eye care needs. Contact us today! 

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