Review of Myopia Management: The Beijing Children Eye Study

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Myopia, being the most frequent cause of distance visual impairment in the world, as well as a major risk factor for myopic macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and glaucoma, is projected to affect one in every two people by 2050. Over the past few decades, several extensive studies were conducted to explore the efficacy of various strategies to control myopia. Amongst these, outdoor exposure has been widely recognized as a preventive method against myopia onset. However, the long-term outcome following treatment cessation was unknown, until The Beijing Children Eye Study. In The Beijing Children Eye Study, outdoor intervention of 30-minutes jogging per school day was conducted in a rural Beijing primary school from 2012 to 2013 among 157 Grade 1 and 2 (Year 1 and 2) pupils. Read More