Up to one billion people at risk of blindness by 2050

8 octubre 2015

5 billion are expected to be myopic (short-sighted) by 2050, scientists say, adding that nearly 1 billion high myopes are at risk of blindness by 2050. Parents are urged to have their children’s eyes checked and get them outdoors and moderate time using electronic devices. Governments are called on to fund research and interventions.