Lunch and Learn with Professor David Mackey
Over the last 50 years an epidemic in myopia (short-sightedness) in young adults has been documented in the cities of Asia. Research has shown that myopia is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Education, near work and lack of time outdoors are well documented associations. The COVID-19 related lockdowns disrupted education for 1.5 billion children around the world.
Recent studies out of China, Hong Kong and Europe have shown a rise in rates of myopia in primary school children over the last year. While the lockdown in Perth was brief, Melbourne had the longest in the world. There is a likely wave of myopia coming in Australia.
Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 12.00-1.00pm
Free Ticketed event
573 Hay St
Perth WA 6000