The epidemics of myopia: Aetiology and prevention

  title={The epidemics of myopia: Aetiology and prevention},
  author={I. Morgan and A. N. French and R. Ashby and Xinxing Guo and K. Rose},
  journal={Progress in Retinal and Eye Research},
  • I. Morgan, A. N. French, +2 authors K. Rose
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
  • &NA; There is an epidemic of myopia in East and Southeast Asia, with the prevalence of myopia in young adults around 80–90%, and an accompanying high prevalence of high myopia in young adults (10–20%). This may foreshadow an increase in low vision and blindness due to pathological myopia. These two epidemics are linked, since the increasingly early onset of myopia, combined with high progression rates, naturally generates an epidemic of high myopia, with high prevalences of “acquired” high… CONTINUE READING
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