Review: Myopia

Source: Lancet
Area: News
This review article looks at the biological basis, epidemiology, causes, environmental and genetic risk factors, and ocular morbidity of myopia, and interventions (including pharmacological) to control the disease.  The authors note that myopia has emerged as a major health issue in east Asia (prevalence of 80-90% in school-leavers); this high prevalence seems to be associated with increasing educational pressures, combined with life-style changes, which have reduced the time children spend outside. Similar, but less marked, changes are occurring in other parts of the world. There are (Read more...)

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