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Myopia is a disease of the eyes in which distant vision becomes weak. Its cases are increasing continuously for the last two years. Due to this disease, problems like cataract, macular degeneration, retinal detachment and glaucoma can also occur.
Myopia is a disease of the eyes. Its cases also come up in large numbers in children. In myopia, there is a lot of difficulty in seeing distant things. According to the All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS), the cases of myopia in children have been increasing continuously for the last few years. In view of the increasing danger, the society has also issued unanimous guidelines for the prevention and management of myopia in children. Doctors of AIOS say that due to corona, the cases of this eye disease have almost doubled. The children’s distant vision is getting weaker. In such a situation, it is very important to protect against it.
Dr. Lalit Verma, President of All India Ophthalmology Society said that myopia remains a major health problem of children. In western countries, there are many guidelines for the treatment of myopia, but there is no such system for Indian ophthalmologists, nor has any priority-based clinical practice been fixed for our country. This shortcoming is expected to be overcome with the new guidelines.
Dr. Namrata of AIOS tells that myopia is the most prevalent and very common eye disorder. It affects 20 percent of the world’s population, which includes about 45 percent of adults and 25 percent of children. Not paying attention to this disease or not getting treatment becomes the main cause of blindness. Because of this, diseases like cataract, macular degeneration, retinal detachment or glaucoma occur.
Myopia patients are increasing due to corona
Dr. said that in the COVID period and due to working on digital platforms i.e. smart phones, laptops and computers, young children and school children have become victims of various types of eye disorders. Most of these cases are of myopia. In this disease, immediate glasses, contact lenses or surgery are needed to save the eyes of children.
Dr. Rohit Saxena says that myopia is a serious health problem in children all over the world. For the last few decades, cases of myopia are increasing not only in the world but also in India. In the last two years, due to the fear of COVID, children did not come out of the house and they started spending their time on the virtual platform. Because of this, the amount of time children spend on the screen increased. Due to this, the cases of myopia in children also increased rapidly and the speed of learning and progress of children has been affected. If this is not taken care of in time, then eye problems can increase significantly in the future.
These are the symptoms of myopia
tiredness in eyes
How to protect against myopia
Dr. explains that to avoid this problem, the formula of 20-20-20 should be adopted. For this, after working on the digital platform continuously for 20 minutes, take a break for 20 seconds. In this break, blink 20 times by looking at a distance of 20 feet. This will give great relief to the eyes. Apart from this, try that children keep the use of laptops, smart phones to a minimum. Take care of the children’s food and wake up in the morning and wash the eyes with cold water.
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