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.