Time Spent Outdoors and Myopia – Corrected Proof

With great interest we read the article by Wu et al on time spent outdoors and myopia. After just 1 year, the results of that prospective, interventional study, in which intervention consisted in encouraging schoolchildren to go outside the classroom for outdoor activities during classes recess, showed that new cases of myopia were significantly less frequent (8.41% vs 17.65%). Additionally, there was also significantly lower myopic progression (−0.25 diopters [D]/year vs −0.38 D/year) comparing the entire 2 groups. However, this difference in mean myopic shift was mainly determined by the difference between nonmyopic subjects (−0.26 vs −0.44 D). Among myopic subjects with or (Read more...)

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