How does environmental and lifestyle factors contribute to myopia progression?
Myopia progression increases dramatically at the onset of school age
China is undergoing rapid transformation with increasing urbanisation, upward social mobility with increasing use of technology. As with other parts of South East Asia, the prevalence of myopia in China exponentially increases with age, with studies reporting rates of 60% among 12-year-olds, reaching 80% in 16 years old and surpassing 90% in university students.
Time spent outdoors – how effective in myopia prevention and control?
There are a lot of reasons to get our kids outside – fresh air, exercise, a growing obesity epidemic, reduced time on digital devices and peace and quiet for parents. It’s also been suggested that increased time outdoors is a simple way to prevent the onset and progression of myopia. But what do the latest clinical studies tell us?
Did you know? – The bleb phenomenon
Until the mid-1970s it was believed that contact lens wear had no effect on the corneal endothelium, but around this time advanced optics enabled the discovery of several endothelial changes with lens wear that had not previously been observed. One of these was the ‘bleb’ phenomenon.
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