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Evidence for an "epidemic" of myopia.

  title={Evidence for an "epidemic" of myopia.},
  author={D. J. Park and Nathan Congdon},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={33 1},
  • D. J. ParkN. Congdon
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
INTRODUCTION It has been widely suggested that the prevalence of myopia is growing worldwide, and that the increases observed in East Asia, in particular, are sufficiently severe as to warrant the term "epidemic". Data in favour of a cohort effect in myopia prevalence are reviewed, with attention to significant shortcomings in the quality of available evidence. Additional factors contributing to myopia prevalence, including near work, genetics and socioeconomic status, are detailed. MATERIALS… 

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