Addressing the Myopia Epidemic with New Solutions

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is becoming an alarming public health issue. Global prevalence of myopia is projected to increase from 33.9% in 2020 to 49.8% in 2050 if no effective measures are implemented to manage its onset and progression. Particularly in Asia, the situation is much more severe, with myopia rates ranging from 10-30% among adults and an astounding 80-90% among young adults in East and Southeast Asia.

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