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Myopia epidemic and Vitamin D - many studies

  • Myopia and many other vision problems are associated with low Vitamin D.
  • More Myopia if less sun exposure (combination of more Vitamin D and focusing at a distance).
  • More Myopia if obese (obese have lower levels of Vitamin D).
  • One study found all children with Myopia had < 50ng/mL of Vitamin D.
  • Suspect that Vitamin D will be proven to prevent Myopia.
  • Suspect that Vitamin D plus eye exercise will be proven to treat Myopia.

23+ VitaminDWiki pages with MYOP.. in the title

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Worse Myopia in young adults if lower vitamin D - Sept 2021 01 Sep, 2023
Myopia not related to Vitamin D if assume same D generated any time of the day - Sept 2023 01 Sep, 2023
Myopia epidemic and Vitamin D - many studies 23 Aug, 2023
Myopia, AMD, Dry Eye, and Diabetic Retinopathy are all associated with low Vitamin D - April 2023 24 Apr, 2023
The Myopia Generation (Hint - sunshine and vitamin D) - Sept 2022 13 Sep, 2022
Does less sun mean more Myopia - June 2022 23 Jun, 2022
Myopia may be related to low vitamin D 09 Jun, 2022
Moderate to high Myopia 2X more likely if low Vitamin D (China) – June 2021 10 May, 2022
Probable relationship between myopia and vitamin D – Feb 2011 30 Jun, 2021
Vitamin D and Myopia, AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Glaucoma, VDR etc. – May 2015 18 Nov, 2019
Risk of childhood myopia decreased if spend more time in the sun (or supplement vitamin D) – March 2019 07 May, 2019
Less High Myopia if high vitamin D (Korea) – Jan 2019 25 Jan, 2019
Myopia in adults is 8 percent more likely for every 4 ng less Vitamin D – meta-analysis July 2018 21 Jul, 2018
Myopia, dry eye and Vitamin D – PhD 2017 02 Jan, 2018
Myopia boom (still no mention of vitamin D) – Nature April 2015 09 Dec, 2017
All myopic children had less than 50 ng of vitamin D – March 2016 06 Apr, 2017
Less myopia associated with work outdoors, less education, higher Vitamin D, higher lutein – Dec 2016 06 Mar, 2017
More sun when young, less myopia when old – Jan 2017 06 Mar, 2017
Myopia 2 times more likely if Vitamin D Receptor problem – June 2011 12 Jan, 2017
Severe Myopia associated with low vitamin D and smoking (which also reduces vitamin D) - Jan 2014 12 Jan, 2017
Hypothesis: Low vitamin D linked to Myopia 12 Jan, 2017
Sun exposure reduces Myopia – June 2011 19 Apr, 2015
Relationship between myopia and vitamin D – Feb 2011 17 Oct, 2013

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Video screens, Lack of Sun Are Causing an Epidemic of Myopia - WSJ Aug 2023

Wall St. Journal
Screens include Video, TV, Computer, Gaming

  • “There’s something in the spectrum of visible light that prevents the eyeball from growing too much,”
  • Children spend more than seven hours a day looking at screens, on average, and some studies find teens are online almost constantly.
  • The International Myopia Institute recommends children spend 80 to 120 minutes in daylight every day. This doesn’t have to be all at once, say doctors—15 minutes here and there adds up.

Myopia exploding: 3X increase in half a century in Asia - Sept 2022

THE MYOPIA GENERATION - Why do so many kids need glasses now?

  • " In East and Southeast Asia, where this shift is most dramatic, the proportion of teenagers and young adults with myopia has jumped from roughly a quarter to more than 80 percent in just over half a century"
  • In the U.S., 42 percent of 12-to-54-year-olds were nearsighted in the early 2000s—the last time a national survey of myopia was conducted—_up from a quarter in the 1970s.
    • About a 1.7 X increase
  • Discusses 7 possible reasons and several expensive methods that stop the trend - 1 child at a time

Myopia East Asia

Global Myopia Epidemic 35% mid 2020's 52% by 2050


VitaminDWiki Vitamin D levels have been crashing since 1995 (Polish Children, Elite Military, etc)


Many people now believe that less outdoors ==> more Myopia

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