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Outdoor light may reduce myopia in kids

This study has revealed that the major cause of myopia is lack of adequate outdoor light and not remaining glued to computer screen or television.

First-born kids more likely to be nearsighted

Reduced parental investment in education of children with later birth order may be partly responsible.

One billion people at risk of blindness by 2050

 Nearly one billion people could be at risk of blindness by the middle of the century if an emerging short-sightedness (myopia) epidemic is ignored, said researchers.

2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

Currently, it's estimated that over 2 billion people in the world suffer from myopia.