School, smartphones, and birthday in the summer: the doctors said about the epidemic of myopia


                                Школа, смартфоны и день рождения летом: медики заявили об эпидемии близорукости

By 2050 myopic children on the planet will be 4.8 billion.

Doctors-ophthalmologists from the Royal medical College in London found that time spent playing computer games and learning in a school greatly increases the rate of child myopia in the world.

The study focused on twins born in the mid-1990s. the Doctors found that the potential risk of poor vision mothers — magnified time of birth (during summer months), as well as the time spent by children in screen.


                                Школа, смартфоны и день рождения летом: медики заявили об эпидемии близорукости

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Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth among all the planets of the Solar system in size.


                                Школа, смартфоны и день рождения летом: медики заявили об эпидемии близорукости

Age – 4.54 billion years

Average radius – 6 378,2 km

The average circumference – 030,2 40 km

Area – 072 510 million km2 (of 29.1 percent and 70.9% water)

The number of the continents – 6: Eurasia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and Antarctica

The number of oceans – 4: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic

Population – 7.3 billion people (50.4% of men and 49.6% women)

The most densely populated States: Monaco (18 678 people/km2), Singapore (7607/km2) and the Vatican (1914/km2)

Number of countries: a total of 252 independent 195

The number of languages in the world – about 6,000

The number of official languages – 95; the most common are English (56 countries), French (29 countries) and Arabic (24 countries)

The number of nationalities – about 2 000

Climatic zones: Equatorial, tropical, temperate and Arctic (main) + sub-Equatorial, subtropical and subarctic (transitional)

The study involved 2000 twins born between 1994 and 1996. To 17 years 26% of adolescents have suffered from myopia. The average age at which children started wearing glasses 11 years. The birth in the summer months doubled the risk of myopia development (93%), and abuse of computer games impair vision by 30%.

The most unexpected result was the fact that EKO has reduced the risk of developing the disease by 35%. The authors believe that infertility treatment resorted to in this case, affects the slow development of vision and, therefore, works as a protective factor.

This data confirms the study by researchers from Australia and Singapore. They believe that the level of “digital myopia” the next generation educated on tablets students will soar dramatically. According to them, by 2050, myopia will suffer 4.8 billion children.


                                Школа, смартфоны и день рождения летом: медики заявили об эпидемии близорукости

The problem is particularly acute in East Asian countries. In some provinces of China for 13 years, 67% of children are already myopic.

Recall that French schoolchildren banned the use of smartphones.

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