Preparing for a myopia epidemic in the "near" future - Growing prevalence
Evidence is mounting that myopia is growing around the world, with a recent study estimating that on average, 30% of the world is currently myopic and by 2050, based on current trends, almost 50% will be myopic, that’s a staggering 5 billion people.
- Almost 5 billion myopes by 2050
- Almost 1 billion high myopes by 2050
- Myopia to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide
- Significant implications for planning comprehensive eye care services globally
PROFESSOR BRIEN HOLDEN (6 January 1942 - 27 July 2015) Professor Brien Holden was a leading champion for research and the development of new and better vision care technology and products.