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Why short-sightedness is on the rise and what can be done

The prevalence of short-sightedness in children has been rising, the WHO warns. Image: Unsplash/elenatrn

Ewan Thomson

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Graph showing projected number of people estimated to have myopia and high myopia for each decade from 2000 to 2030
It’s not just myopia that is increasing - high myopia cases are also rising, with potentially more severe consequences. Image: WHO

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