A new UK study has revealed some of the factors that can promote short-sightedness of the child, finding that children born in the summer and those who spend more time playing computer games are at greater risk of developing this condition.
The London Kingslund study looked at 991 twins with an average age of 16.7 years, all of whom participated in the Long-Term Twin-Early-Development Study (TEDS).
The researchers collected data on demographic, social, economic, educational and behavioral factors at two different points aged two to 16 to look at the critical stages of development of children and eyes.
Opticians were asked to provide information on short-sightedness taken from eye examinations of children, and parents and teachers asked to fill in questionnaires to provide information on other potentially important factors.
Conclusions published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology showed that, in general, one in four (26 percent) of twins had neoplasm. The average age at which children with short-sightedness began to wear glasses for repair were 11 years old.
Researchers also discovered that the factors that are hardest hit by the development of nearsightedness arose in the summer, the number of hours children spent playing computer games, and the mother's educational level.
The team explained that, as U.K. In the summer months, children born at a younger age at school than in the winter months are beginning to work in the past, for example, with books that can accelerate eye growth, leading to short-sightedness. For more than an hour, playing computer games can be related to short-term short-sightedness, because the longer the time spent playing indoor games means less outdoor activity, a factor previously associated with an increased risk of myopia.
The results also showed that fertility treatment was associated with a 25 to 30 percent lower risk of triple myopia. The team suggested that children born as a result of fertility treatments often give birth to smaller and slightly premature uterus, they may have a known developmental lag, which may result in shorter eye lengths and less short-sightedness.
Lack, also known as short-sightedness or short-sightedness, is a condition in which the eye can not properly focus the light, which means that the close objects look clear, but the distant ones look vague. It can be corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses as well as laser surgery, but this is associated with a greater risk of visual impairment and loss of vision in later life.
The condition is becoming increasingly widespread, as it is expected to affect 4.758 billion people worldwide in 2050 compared with 1950 billion in 2010.
In a related edition, doctors from the National Eye Center in Singapore, the Eye Research Center in Melbourne, Australia and the University of Melbourne said that the study used data obtained before the huge increase in digital media, which may also play a role.
"The growth time display (DST) of gaming, social media and digital entertainment has caused baby behavior, poor nutrition and lack of activity in outdoor activities." "In order for the use and abuse of intellectual devices, especially in our pediatric population, should be carefully monitored to prevent the phenomenon of digital neoplasm." KM
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