RadioProfile | Myopia: remarkable increase in cases worldwide

Changes in the lifestyle of the 21st century are driving the pandemic of an inherited disease: myopia. In 1928, the Public Health Bulletin magazine showed that less than four percent of children and adolescents had this condition, in which near objects appear clear and distant objects blurry (ie, short-sightedness). At the beginning of this century, the figures had climbed to 34%.

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by Pablo Corso

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