Study finds link between myopia, vitamin D status

ORLANDO, Fla. — In a study involving 946 young adults, researchers found that increasing serum concentration of vitamin D was associated with a decreasing prevalence of myopia and that a higher vitamin D status decreased the risk of myopia.Alex W. Hewitt, BMedSci(Hons), MBBS, PhD, of the Centre for Eye Research in Melbourne, Australia, reported here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting results of a 20-year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study.

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