Investigating the myopia mystery

09:54 EDT 27 May 2019 | Novartis

Vanessa Leung and Roman Schmied like to go on long hikes. The married physicists, who work at the University of Basel in Switzerland, use this time to talk and relax.

While hiking about two years ago, they discussed the rapid rise in shortsightedness - or myopia - which is feared will affect every third person on the planet by 2020. Suffering from myopia themselves, they wondered if it’s possible to explain what causes this eye condition and find new ways to help rein in the growing myopia crisis.

A global problem

Alarm bells sounded a few years earlier in 2015, when an ...

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