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In focus: Myopia

Myopia
Facts

There is a lack of awareness when it comes to Myopia, because it has been easy to treat the symptoms.

When people get glasses or contact lenses and their vision improves, they ignore the condition further. But this could lead to retinal problems or Glaucoma 20, 30, 40 years later.

50%

By 2050, half of the world’s population (50%) is projected to be myopic.
 

1 Billion

By 2050, 1 billion people are expected to have high myopia, a severe form of the condition.

10 to 80%

In China, among children ages six to 18, myopia prevalence rises from less than 10 to 80 percent.

$202 billion

Uncorrected distance refractive errors, largely caused by myopia, are already estimated to cost global healthcare systems US$202 billion annually.

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