Brien Holden Vision Institute: Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

12 February 2016
Source: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to Brien Holden Vision institute Logoone-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology this week.

  • 5 billion to be short-sighted (myopic) by the year 2050
  • One in ten at risk of blindness
  • Myopia to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide
  • Parents advised to have children’s eyes checked regularly, improve time outdoors and moderate time on near based activities including electronic devices

Read the paper here: http://www.aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420%2816%2900025-7/fulltext 

For Further information please go to:  Half the World to be short-sighted by 2050

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