China’s massive Shortsightedness Problem: Is it in the genes?


Nearly 60 per cent of students aged six to 18 across China are myopic – also known as short-sighted or nearsighted – according to a recent study by researchers from Shanghai’s East China Normal University.

Under pressure to perform academically, children are spending most of their time indoors, depriving them of the sunlight that allows their eyes to develop.



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