Rise in Myopia Cases in East Asian Countries Due To Intense Levels of Education

Rise in Myopia Cases in East Asian Countries Due To Intense Levels of EducationAs per recent reports, it has been suggested that students in East Asia have been majorly affected by short-sightedness. It has been termed that these children spend majority of their time indoor, studying. Moreover, even their level of education is stated to be tough.

Findings suggest that at present school leavers from major cities in China, Japan and South Korea are affected by myopia, and the figures account for an estimated 80% to 905 children being affected by short-sightedness.

Nevertheless, it has been emphasized that amongst the affected children, about 10% to 20% of them are termed to have high myopia, which can further lead to loss of vision and blindness.

In a statement, Professor Ian Morgan, from the Australian National University in Canberra, and colleagues asserted that the major reason behind the problem is the intense education system of Asian countries.

They said, "The rise in myopia prevalence in urban east Asia might therefore be plausibly associated with the increasing intensity of education".

Moreover, recent discovered evidence supports their statement, which depicts that the problem of myopia is majorly due to environment and least due to genetic factors. Nevertheless, several previous studies have shown that close reading and studying can lead to myopia.