Comm Eye Health Vol. 32 No. 105 2019. Published online 13 May, 2019

Myopia : a serious condition that needs our attention

Boy trying spectacles in a classroom and smiling
Although a simple pair of spectacles will correct visual loss, they cannot prevent the blinding consequences of high myopia. CAMBODIA © Dean Saffron, courtesy of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation

Myopia is a growing epidemic that will affect half the global population by 2050, and its complications can cause irreversible visual loss.

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