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Myopia cell discovered in retina
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Links myopia to amount of time a child spends indoors.

Myopia and the factors involved in it’s progression is an area of intense research. Progression of myopia has been linked to lack of outdoor time in childhood.

I read with interest a recent publication where scientists in the USA have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. The dysfunction may be linked to the amount of time a child spends indoors and away from natural light. “This discovery could lead to a new therapeutic target to control myopia,” said Dr Greg Schwartz lead investigator and author of the research paper.

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