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Why A Lot of Asian Kids Wear Glasses

All
those long hours studying make Asian kids really good at school, but that
academic accomplishment comes at a steep price – ophthalmically speaking:

Up to 90% of school leavers in major Asian cities are suffering
from myopia – short-sightedness – a study suggests.

Researchers say the "extraordinary rise" in the problem
is being caused by students working very hard in school and missing
out on outdoor light.

The scientists told the Lancet that up to one in five of these
students could experience severe visual impairment and even blindness.

BBC’s science reporter Matt McGrath has the report:Link

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May 4th, 2012

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