The two-year data analysis of the local research team jointly conducted by Johnson & Johnson Vision and SNEC has found that the child’s myopia progression in the first year has a direct impact on the second year, and the subsequent years. The research which was one of the Singapore Cohort Study of the Risk Factors for Myopia (SCORM) programs, had used data collected from 674 students ranging from age 7 to 10 from three primary schools who developed myopia in year 1999, and more than 2,000 students were recruited for the study. However, the research could not estimate the long term development of myopia completely, and the best way to slow down myopia progression in children is to cultivate healthy lifestyle for eyesight with more outdoor activities and avoid from watching television or computer in close proximity, besides using atropine eye drops.


Source: Lianhe Zaobao
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