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Short-sightedness is increasing in children – and researchers are still trying to understand why

By Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad, Lecturer in Optometry, University of Bradford
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Myopia is on the rise. In the UK, the number of children with myopia has doubled in the last 50 years. Globally, it’s projected that by 2050 half of the world’s population will be myopic.

Although myopia – also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness – can run…

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