Myopia and ambient lighting at night

  title={Myopia and ambient lighting at night},
  author={Graham E. Quinn and Chai Ho Shin and Maureen G. Maguire and Richard A. Stone},
Myopia, or short-sightedness, occurs when the image of distant objects, focused by the cornea and lens, falls in front of the retina. It commonly arises from excessive postnatal eye growth, particularly in the vitreous cavity. Its prevalence is increasing and now reaches 70-90% in some Asian populations,. As well as requiring optical correction, myopia is a leading risk factor for acquired blindness in adults because it predisposes individuals to retinal detachment, retinal degeneration and… 
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