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The increasing prevalence of myopia and high myopia among high school students in Fenghua city, eastern China: a 15-year population-based survey

Published in 2018 Key Highlights: Myopia is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and young adults. Multiple epidemiological studies have confirmed a high prevalence of myopia in Asian...

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Prevalence of Refractive Error, Presbyopia and Spectacle Coverage in Kahama District, Tanzania: A Rapid Assessment of Refractive Error

Key Highlights: A cross-sectional community-based survey was conducted using 54 randomly selected clusters. A total of 3,230 subjects who were 15 years and older underwent standardised vision testing. The prevalence...

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The impact of myopia and high myopia: report of the Joint World Health Organization – Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The prevalence of myopia and high myopia are increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment from pathologic...

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The Global Burden of Potential Productivity Loss from Uncorrected Presbyopia

Key Highlights: There were an estimated 1.272 billion cases of presbyopia worldwide in 2011. A total of 244 million cases, corrected and uncorrected among people aged <50 years, were associated...

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Poverty and Eye Health

Abstract: Poverty and eye health, including vision disability from vision impairment and blindness, are believed to be interrelated. The relationship between poverty and eye health can be interpreted as being...

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2020: A Year in Review

At the end of 2019, I was invited to contribute to an article for INVISION Magazine on the topic of 2020 vision trends. In the article, I offered the...

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The Cost of Myopia: An Interview with Dr. Kovin Naidoo

Over the last couple of months we’ve been highlighting the myopia epidemic and have received valuable feedback through our social media channels. What stood out to me are the comments...

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2020 Mid-Year Update

At the Vision Impact Institute, we remain committed to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of good vision and advocating for vision’s rightful place on the global agenda. With...

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Age of onset of myopia predicts risk of high myopia in later childhood in myopic Singapore children

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of age of myopia onset on the severity of myopia later in life among myopic...

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