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60% of French people will be nearsighted in 2050, according to a study

60% of French people will be nearsighted in 2050, according to a study

This vision disorder currently affects 40% of the population, compared to 15% in the 1950s. According to a study, 60% of the French You will be affected by myopia, the fact of blurry vision from afar, in the year 2050.

The phenomenon of increase due to our lifestyle. “Close vision and accommodation are much more required,” in particular Because of screen time Like consoles and tablets, explains Professor Bremond Gignac, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology athospital Necker-sick children in Paris.

On the other hand, she adds, people are more indoors, children are confined, they are Less exposure to outside lightThis, ‘very diffuse and balanced’ is nevertheless very important for the development ofBabyunlike indoor light, is “more toxic”.

Nearsightedness It can also lead to very serious complications:Visual impairment, risk of glaucoma, cataracts, and even blindnessDominique Bremond Gignac enumerates.

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