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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Ophthalmology
The prevalence of myopia is increasing around the world, stimulating interest in 3 methods to slow its progression. The primary justification for slowing myopia progression is to 4 reduce the risk of vision loss through sight-threatening ocular pathology in later life. The paper 5 analyzes whether the potential benefits of slowing myopia progression by one diopter justify the 6 potential risks associated with treatments.
Bullimore, M.A., Ritchey, E.R. & Shah, S. (2021). The Risks and Benefits of Myopia Control. Ophthalmology, vol. 28, suppl. 1. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.04.032