Myopia: an increasingly serious condition

By increasing the trend of gadgets at a very young age or in professional life, limited life in the walls of home and office, lack of physical activity, and the growing trend of junk foods are disturbing not only our physical and mental health but also our eye health.
According to the World Health Organization, cases of myopia are increasing rapidly all over the world, today one billion and forty million people worldwide have myopia, by 2050 this figure will increase to five billion. About ten percent of these people will have myopia so severe that their risk of blindness is greatly increased.
What is nearsightedness / Myopia?
Illustration showing myopic eye Myopia in medical language is called myopia, in which there is trouble in seeing distant things clearly. In myopia, an increase in the dimension of the eyeball causes the image to be slightly forward instead of on the retina. Due to this, distant objects appear fuzzy and unclear, but there is no difficult in seeing nearby objects.
Myopia can develop slowly or rapidly. It increases rapidly in kids as their bodies and eyes are growing. Enlargement of the eye can result in severe stretching of the cornea and retina. However, children who have myopia have a stable vision by the time they are eighteen years old.
Reason of nearsightedness
Myopia is the primary cause of vision loss around the globe. Genetic reasons, environmental disorders and way of life play an important role in this
• It goes in the family. If parents have this disease then your risk for it escalations. The risk is greater if both parents have nearsightedness.
• Spending more time in front of the screen (TV, computer, mobile).
• Not keeping the required distance from books or screens increases the risk of myopia.
• Some studies have shown that spending less time in natural light increases the risk of myopia.

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