Daylight hours linked to myopia progression in children

02/11/2013 | Reuters

Myopia, or nearsightedness, among children progressed faster during the months with the least daylight compared with the sunniest months, according to a study in the journal Ophthalmology. Researchers looked at more than 200 nearsighted 8- to 14-year-olds in Denmark and found that the length of their eyeballs from front to back increased more during the winter than the summer months.

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