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Myopia: is the nature-nurture debate finally over?

Morgan, Ian; Rose, Kathryn A


In the nineteenth century, the prevalence of myopia began to rise, and Cohn stressed the role of education. Later, based on twin studies, Sorsby argued that refraction was almost totally genetically determined. This became the dominant view. However, rapid increases in the prevalence of myopia were then reported, especially in East and Southeast Asia, where the prevalence of myopia in children completing secondary school is now 80–90 per cent, with around 20 per cent highly myopic, and at risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry
DOI: 10.1111/cxo.12845


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