Journal of Eye Diseases and Disorders

Journal of Eye Diseases and Disorders
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1622


Sunlight Does Explain the Protective Effect of Outdoor Activity Against Myopia

Ramamurthy Dharani

Myopia is a huge public health burden globally, with particular reference to East Asian countries. Progressive high myopia leads to sight threatening ocular pathologies that may require laser treatment or surgery as well as impose huge economic costs towards spectacles, contact lenses, therapeutic and surgical interventions. Hence, delaying the onset myopia is of utmost importance. Recent literatures imply that increased outdoor time is an important environmental factor for myopia prevention. The potential role of sunlight as a protective factor in myopia development is discussed in this review.

Published Date: 2018-06-21; Received Date: 2018-06-01