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How does spending time outdoors protect against myopia? A review

Lingham, Gareth; Mackey, David; Lucas, Robyn; Yazar, Seyhan

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Myopia is an increasingly common condition that is associated with significant costs to individuals and society. Moreover, myopia is associated with increased risk of glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy, which in turn can lead to blindness. It is now well established that spending more time outdoors during childhood lowers the risk of developing myopia and may delay progression of myopia. There has been great interest in further exploring this relationship and exploiting it as a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/212593
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-314675

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