Review article: Myopia - Genetically inherited or environmental influences

Tjoa, Stanley Evander Emeltan and Putra, Sulistyo Emantoko Dwi (2019) Review article: Myopia - Genetically inherited or environmental influences. In: The 2nd International Conference on Natural Resources and Life Sciences (NRLS-2018), 23-24 August 2018, Ibis Style Surabaya.

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Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition in which a person cannot see distant objects clearly. It is currently the most common eye disorder. It is predicted that half of the world's population will develop myopia by 2050. Myopia has been associated with both environmental and genetic influences affecting eye growth. The mechanism by which genetics can lead to myopia is still uncertain. Much remains to be elucidated about the interplay between environmental and genetic factors that play a role in the onset of myopia. The main purpose of this article is to describe molecular (genetic and epigenetic) and environmental (lifestyle influenced) causes of myopia in order that drugs, therapies, and other treatments can be found to cure and prevent myopia. As the conclusion, a picture of interconnectivity between genetic, environment, and myopia was constructed

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eyes, habit, hereditary, nature, nearsightedness
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technobiology > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Sulistyo Emantoko 61116
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 07:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 02:31

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