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Prevention of myopia, China

Jan, Catherine; Li, Ling; Keay, Lisa; Stafford, Randall S.; Congdon, Nathan; Morgan, Ian


Myopia (or short-sightedness) is a global health and social problem. Researchers have estimated that in China, myopia caused a 244 billion United States dollars loss in productivity in 2015.1 China’s approach to its burden of childhood myopia illustrates the problem’s magnitude, but also outlines solutions that could be potentially relevant to other countries. Here we outline China’s national myopia policy, discuss the related scientific evidence and conclude with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.19.240903
Access Rights: Open Access


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