• Is microcornea genetically inherited from your parents?


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    Is microcornea genetically inherited from your parents?


    Answer:

    Microcornea refers to an abnormally small cornea (the clear, dome-shaped window at the front of the eye) that fails to develop adequately before birth. While microcornea is rare, this condition has been found more frequently in some families. That implies that it can be inherited. In addition, researchers have isolate a few genetic mutations that may cause microcornea, especially when found with other eye conditions like a congenital cataract (when the lens inside the eye is cloudy at birth).


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