Against the current “epidemic” of myopia, solutions exist

DECRYPTION – Treatments exist, provided the disorder is identified early enough.

Ophthalmologists no longer hesitate to speak of a “non-contagious epidemic” to describe the resurgence of myopia in the world. If the alert was launched ten years ago in Asia, where more than 80% of adolescents are affected, the phenomenon also concerns Europe. According to the World Health Organization, the percentage of the population suffering from this visual disorder rose from 22% to 33% between 2000 and 2020, and could exceed 50% in thirty years.

Due to excessive elongation of the eye, myopia results in blurred vision from afar. “It certainly has a genetic component (with two parents affected, the risk for the offspring is multiplied by 6), but it is very influenced by environmental factors.indicates the Dr Gilles Martin, ophthalmologist at the Rothschild Foundation. The daily practice of two hours of outdoor activities to solicit distance vision and exposure to natural light can reduce the risk, and even bring it back…

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