Short-sight increases in the young

Short-sight increases in the young

The eye research charity Fight for Sight have highlighted the results of a study of over 60,000 people of European ancestry. This includes figures taken over a 25 year period that shows that there were more than 3x as many short-sighted participants between 25-29 than those over 70. The study looked at the number of short-sighted in the different age groups as well as the proportion across age groups. In the younger age group, short-sight was the biggest cause of visual error. More alarming is that in the younger age group alone, almost half were short-sighted. In some ways this is not surprising as a similar pattern had previously been demonstrated in Hong Kong Chinese. We were only waiting for the maths to be done on a European group to confirm a similar trend. To read the full report click  ow.ly/MTA61