What is it about?
The number of people with myopia (shortsightedness) is increasing rapidly worldwide, especially in the young generations. The article summarises the current knowledge on pathogenesis, genetics, epidemiology, risk factors of myopia, and its preventive and treatment possibilities.
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Why is it important?
Myopia is expected to become the most important cause of blindness and visual impairments worldwide unless we act now. The article presents a guidance how to prevent myopia onset and how to reduce myopia progression.
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This page is a summary of: Update and guidance on management of myopia. European Society of Ophthalmology in cooperation with International Myopia Institute, European Journal of Ophthalmology, March 2021, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1120672121998960.
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