Bid to halt global myopia growth

The Brien Holden Vision Institute, located on the University of NSW campus in Sydney, has signed a morandum of understanding with the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre at Sun Yat-sen University, in Guangzhou, China.
The two organisations have now been collaborating on research for more than 10 years, primarily developing spectacle and contact lens designs to slow the progression of myopia in young children with a history of parental myopia.
They estimate that approximately 80 per cent of East Asian children aged 16-18 years currently have myopia.
An ‘Excellence in Innovation Award’ from Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres Association was recently presented to the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre.

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