Study finds screen time linked to risk of myopia in young people

A new study has revealed a link between screen time and higher danger and harshnes of myopia, or short-sightedness, in children and young adults.

The results of the study were published in ‘The Lancet Digital Health’ journal.

The open-access research was undertaken by researchers and eye health experts from Singapore, Australia, China and the UK, including Professor Rupert Bourne from Anglia Ruskin University( ARU ).

The scribes examined more than 3,000 studies analyse smart-alecky invention showing and myopia in children and young adults aged between three months old-fashioned and 33 years old.

After analysing and statistically blending the available studies, the authors revealed that high levels of smart device screen time, such as looking at a mobile phone, is associated with around a 30 per cent of cases higher hazard of myopia and, when working in partnership with excessive computer employ, that risk rose to around 80 per cent.

The research comes as millions of children around the world have depleted substantial epoch utilizing remote learning methods following the closure of institutions due to the COVID-1 9 pandemic.

Professor Bourne, Professor of Ophthalmology in the Vision and Eye Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University( ARU ), said, “Around half the global population is expected to have myopia by 2050, so it is a health concern that is escalating instantly. Our study is the most comprehensive more on this question and testifies a possible link between screen time and myopia in young people.”

“This research comes at a time when our children have been spending more age than ever looking at screens for long periods, due to school shutdowns, and it is clear that urgent research is needed to further understand how exposure to digital devices can affect our eyes and imagination, ” Professor Bourne added.

“We also know that people underestimate their own screen time, so future studies should use objective measures to capture this information, ” Professor Bourne concluded.

This story has been copy-paste from a wire organization without modifications to the text.

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