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Outdoor Activity during Class Recess Reduces Myopia Onset and Progression in School Children

Authored by Multiple
Posted on May 5, 2013
Topic: Eye Care, Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research, Journal/Publication
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This study investigated the effect of outdoor activity during class recess on myopia changes among elementary school students in a suburban area of Taiwan.

The study concludes that outdoor activities during class recess have a significant effect on myopia onset and myopic shift. Such activities have a prominent effect on the control of myopia shift, especially in nonmyopic children.

The 2013 article was published by Elsevier Inc. and copyrighted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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