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