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Children's body growth does not contribute to the development of myopia
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(February 19, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From the UK - A new report published in Ophthalmology finds that body stature growth during childhood does not appear to contribute to the development of near-sightedness (myopia). Researchers studied nearly 3,000 children taking part in a long-term study, investigating whether height and weight growth from birth to 10 years played a role in refractive errors and eye size at ages 11 and 15. Results showed that growth trajectories were associated with the scaling of eye size, but were only minimally associated with myopia

 
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