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Time outdoors and the prevention of myopia

French, Amanda N.; Ashby, Regan S.; Morgan, Ian G.; Rose, Kathryn A.

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Recent epidemiological evidence suggests that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be, or to become myopic, irrespective of how much near work they do, or whether their parents are myopic. It is currently uncertain if time outdoors also blocks progression of myopia. It has been suggested that the mechanism of the protective effect of time outdoors involves light-stimulated release of dopamine from the retina, since increased dopamine release appears to inhibit increased...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-09
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10597
Source: Experimental Eye Research 114 (2013): 58–68
DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2013.04.018

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