Parents with poor eyesight will also be passed on to the baby?

Abstract: it is clear that high myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism belong to polygenic inheritance. Genetic factors only provide the possibility of eye disease, while environmental conditions determine the occurrence of eye disease, which is more obvious in high myopia families., Mr. Chen has astigmatism in his eyes, accompanied by obvious strabismus. Because his parents didn’t pay attention to it when he was a child, his eyes haven’t been treated until he grew up. When he realized the inconvenience, he had missed the opportunity for treatment. To this end, Mr. Chen is still very sorry. Hearing that vision problems can be inherited, he was very worried since he determined that his wife was pregnant. He was afraid that the child would have astigmatism and strabismus like himself in the future., Sure enough, Mr. Chen’s son Bruce Lee showed the symptoms of “cockfighting eyes” soon after he was born. Now the child is five years old. He likes to squint and watch TV. With his own “warning”, Mr. Chen quickly took his son to the eye hospital for examination., The results show that Bruce Lee’s astigmatism is still relatively high, 150 degrees in his left eye and 400 degrees in his right eye. Moreover, due to the uneven vision of the left and right eyes, the child is used to using the left eye as the main observation eye, and there has been a problem of disuse strabismus in the right eye. The doctor suggested wearing glasses for correction and going to the hospital for intensive training regularly., So will parents’ poor eyesight be inherited from their children?, Like Mr. Chen, there are many examples of poor eyesight when children were young. So, will myopia, amblyopia, strabismus, astigmatism and other vision problems be inherited?, It is clear that high myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism belong to polygenic inheritance. Genetic factors only provide the possibility of eye disease, while environmental conditions determine the occurrence of eye disease, which is more obvious in high myopia families. Generally speaking, for children with vision problems in childhood, their parents’ vision is also poor. For example, if parents start wearing myopia glasses when they are very young, the probability of myopia in children is much higher than that of ordinary people; If the father or mother is amblyopia when they are young, the probability of amblyopia is more than twice that of ordinary people. Because the high myopia and hyperopia that cause strabismus and amblyopia are hereditary, many children show it at a young age., Therefore, parents should pay attention to their children’s visual examination. It is recommended to go to the hospital for a formal examination when their children are two or three years old. After entering the kindergarten, they should have a physical examination every semester. In addition, parents should teach their children to recognize the visual acuity chart from an early age. Generally speaking, children aged three or four can diagnose whether there is abnormal vision through the visual acuity chart. If a child is found to have oblique amblyopia before school age, it can usually be cured through timely and correct treatment., Some parents worry that their children are too young to find eye problems in eye examination. In fact, professional eye hospitals have a complete set of inspection equipment for children’s vision, visual function, refractive status and oblique amblyopia. It is not difficult for even 3-year-old children to receive a comprehensive eye examination.,

Mr. Chen has astigmatism in his eyes and is accompanied by obvious strabismus. Because his parents didn’t pay attention to it when he was a child, his eyes haven’t been treated until he grew up and missed the opportunity of treatment when he realized the inconvenience. To this end, Mr. Chen is still very sorry. Hearing that vision problems will be inherited, he was very worried since he determined that his wife was pregnant. He was afraid that the child would have astigmatism and strabismus like himself in the future.

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sure enough, Mr. Chen’s son Bruce Lee showed the symptoms of “cockfighting eyes” shortly after he was born. Now the child is five years old. He likes to squint and watch TV. Having his own “lesson”, Mr. Chen quickly took his son to the eye hospital for examination. The results of

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showed that Bruce Lee’s astigmatism was still high, 150 degrees in his left eye and 400 degrees in his right eye. Moreover, due to the uneven vision of the left and right eyes, the child is used to using the left eye as the main observation eye, and there has been a problem of disuse strabismus in the right eye. The doctor suggested glasses for correction and regular intensive training in the hospital.

so will parents’ poor eyesight be inherited from their children?

like Mr. Chen, his eyesight is poor. There are many examples of poor eyesight when children were young. So, will myopia, amblyopia, strabismus, astigmatism and other vision problems be inherited?

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can make it clear that high myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism belong to polygenic inheritance. Genetic factors only provide the possibility of eye disease, while environmental conditions determine the occurrence of eye disease, which is more obvious in high myopia families. Generally speaking, for children with vision problems in childhood, their parents’ vision is also poor. For example, if parents start wearing myopia glasses when they are very young, the probability of myopia in children is much higher than that of ordinary people; If the father or mother is amblyopia when they are young, the probability of amblyopia is more than twice that of ordinary people. Because the high myopia and hyperopia that cause strabismus and amblyopia are hereditary, many children show it when they are young.

therefore, parents should pay attention to their children’s visual examination. It is recommended to go to the hospital for a formal examination when their children are two or three years old. After entering the kindergarten, they should have a physical examination every semester. In addition, parents should teach their children to recognize the visual acuity chart from an early age. Generally speaking, children aged three or four can diagnose whether there is abnormal vision through the visual acuity chart. If a child is found to have oblique amblyopia before school age, it can usually be cured through timely and correct treatment.

some parents worry that their children are too young to find eye problems in ophthalmic examination. In fact, professional eye hospitals have a complete set of equipment for the examination of children’s vision, visual function, refractive status and oblique amblyopia. It is not difficult for even 3-year-old children to receive a comprehensive eye examination.

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remind that 3 ~ 5 years old is the sensitive period of children’s visual development. If there are serious visual problems such as strabismus, early treatment is needed, while the treatment of amblyopia and astigmatism requires children’s cooperation and persistence. It is generally believed that the effect of preschool treatment is better.