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Practice Management Resources
Worldwide Myopia Epidemic
Genetics and environmental factors play key roles in myopia. But increasing prevalence appears to be driven by environmental factors, including less time outdoors. More time spent on near–work activities such as digital screen viewing may also play a role.
"Children need us to act now—there's no time to waste. Those who progress to become high myopes have a 50 percent greater risk of glaucoma, are 17 percent more likely to need cataract surgery, and have a six times greater risk of retinal detachment and retinal tears."— Richard Abbott, MD, Academy's Myopia Task Force
American Academy of Ophthalmology Executives® (AAOE) Resources