The mystery of myopia.

  title={The mystery of myopia.},
  author={Ernst Goldschmidt},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  volume={81 5},
Published data from all parts of the world show that myopia is rare before school age, gradually increases during school life and reaches its highest level of prevalence during the years of most intense study at university. It is widely held that continuous reading harms the eyes, but none of the attempts made so far to reduce accommodative fatigue by introducing pauses during reading and teaching, eye exercises, etc. have been successful in reducing the number of children who develop myopia… CONTINUE READING

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