Time outdoors, near work influence axial length in children

ORLANDO, Fla. — Results from a study involving 4,000 children showed that spending at least 2 hours a day outside decreases axial length and that more than 1 hour a day of near work increases it.Jan Roelof Polling, of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, reported the results of the Generation R Study here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.

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