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High myopia often appears as a familial disease. It is usually defined as a refraction error equal to or below −6 diopters (D) in each eye. Highly myopic patients represent 27-33% of the myopic population. The prevalence of the disease in the general population varies according to the country, from 2.1% in the USA, to 3.2% in France, and up to 9.6% in(More)
High myopia, defined as a refractive error inferior to -6 diopters, often appears as a familial disease. In order to precise its genetic background, we performed a segregation analysis on 32 French families (320 subjects including 120 individuals with clinical data) containing at least one high myopic person in their genealogy. Under the assumption of a(More)
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