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Learning about nearsightedness:
What is nearsightedness?
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What inherited conditions are associated with being nearsighted?
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Living with nearsightedness:
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Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
June 24, 2011
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