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Increased Nearsightedness Linked To Higher Education, American Academy of Ophthalmology Reveals


6/27/2014 6:45:11 AM

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German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the research is the first population-based study to demonstrate that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development of myopia.

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