May 1, 2019

The discussions that took place over the two days were intense and continued late into the evening, but provided direction for instituting community based interventions to target the rising prevalence of myopia in the region, said Professor Sankaridurg.
The latest evidence on interventions to manage myopia, compiled by global experts in the myopia control field, is now available in a special feature in the latest edition of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS).
A recent study, published in the journal Ophthalmology, has assessed the potential productivity loss associated with uncorrected myopia and vision impairment from myopic macular degeneration (MMD), estimating that the loss amounted to US$250 billion in 2015 alone.
With studies indicating a rapidly increasing prevalence of myopia worldwide, Professor Brien Holden and colleagues undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to predict how the situation might progress to the middle of the 21st century.

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