Regional network set up to help control myopia

shine.cn 6th January 2019 Regional network set up to help control myopia Cai Wenjun Shanghai will set up a regional network for children’s myopia prevention and control, with a trial to be carried out in Minhang District. The network, under the guidance of the Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and consisting of schools,… Continue Reading Regional network set up to help control myopia

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AI gives nearsighted children a glimpse of the future

china.org.cn 7th December 2018 AI gives nearsighted children a glimpse of the future If you are concerned that your child will be nearsighted, a new artificial intelligence model developed from millions of eyesight records could help predict whether your offspring will need glasses. Myopia is the most common visual impairment in children, and China has… Continue Reading AI gives nearsighted children a glimpse of the future

Chinese AI promises hope for short-sighted children

china.org Xinhua 20th November 2018 Chinese AI promises hope for short-sighted children Will your kids be short-sighted? A Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) model made from millions of eyesight records could help to predict whether they’ll be needing glasses. Myopia is the most common visual impairment in children. China has an unprecedented rate of nearsightedness. A… Continue Reading Chinese AI promises hope for short-sighted children

Myopia affects Chinese people: doctors

Shine 4th July 2018 Myopia affects Chinese people: doctors Editor: Cai Wenjun Myopia has become a serious health burden for Chinese people, with 50 percent of the population afflicted. But the public still have poor awareness around the issue, and there is a serious shortage of optometrists and opticians able to deal with the situation. Both… Continue Reading Myopia affects Chinese people: doctors

Ways to stop blindness from getting passed down

CGTN 20th June 2018 Ways to stop blindness from getting passed down 17-year-old Lu Rongkai was born into a world most of us will never know. While peers his age are enjoying life with all its possibilities, his world is blurry, fuzzy and unrecognizable.  Diagnosed with cataract coupled with congenital high myopia, it was not… Continue Reading Ways to stop blindness from getting passed down

Up to 80 percent Chinese teenagers suffer from short sight

Ecns 5th June 2018 Up to 80 percent Chinese teenagers suffer from short sight More than one-third of the Chinese population suffers from nearsightedness, with youth below 19 accounting for a large proportion, according to data released by the National Health Commission on Monday. The number of people with myopia in China “has reached 450… Continue Reading Up to 80 percent Chinese teenagers suffer from short sight

Older dads lift odds of high myopia

China Daily 19th January 2017 Older dads lift odds of high myopia The older a father is, the higher the possibility his child will suffer from early-onset high myopia due to a mutation in a gene, Chinese scientists found. It is the first causal gene that has been proven, through complete animal model tests, to… Continue Reading Older dads lift odds of high myopia