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10 Hereditary Eye Diseases & How to Prevent Them

A close-up of a female with an eye turn due to strabismus.

If you’ve ever wondered why some people suffer from eye diseases while others don’t, the answer may be found in genetics. Many eye problems are hereditary, and while some can be prevented or treated, others can result in vision loss or even blindness.

Luckily, understanding the various types of hereditary eye diseases and how to prevent them can help protect your vision for years to come. These include:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)



Retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Color blindness

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Stargardt disease

Amblyopia (Lazy eye)

Strabismus (Crossed eyes)

Diabetic retinopathy […]

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What Causes Peripheral Vision Problems?

A young man undergoing a slit lamp test as a part of his eye examination.

It turns out there are a few different things that can cause peripheral vision issues. Inflammation, glaucoma, macular degeneration, medications, and trauma are all potential reasons for peripheral damage. 

A few other conditions that can lead to peripheral vision issues include retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, migraines, and strokes. Also, certain genetic conditions can cause peripheral vision problems, too. […]

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