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Short-sightedness is on the rise in both children and adults – new study

Short-sightedness is increasing worldwide. chali_studio/ Shutterstock Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad, University of Bradford and Sophie Coverdale, University of Bradford We’ve known for years now that rates of short-sightedness (scientifically known as myopia) are rising globally. Some estimates even suggest that half of the world’s population will be short-sighted by 2050. In the UK and Europe alone, rates of short-sightedness have doubled …

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Short-sightedness is increasing in children – and researchers are still trying to understand why

Myopia is usually a lifelong condition. kornnphoto/ Shutterstock Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad, University of Bradford Myopia is on the rise. In the UK, the number of children with myopia has doubled in the last 50 years. Globally, it’s projected that by 2050 half of the world’s population will be myopic. Although myopia – also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness – can …

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