Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Myopia is the new normal in Asia

Reporting in the journal Lancet, the authors note that up to 90% of young adults in major East Asian countries, including China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and South Korea, are nearsighted. The overall rate of myopia in the U.K., by contrast, is about 20% to 30%.
--Alice Park, Time, on the death of 20/20. See this old post for the leading suspect for why this is happening. HT: DL