A simple solution to protect children from near-sight weakness has been found

The weakness of close vision is a problem faced by millions of people around the world.

Especially in the current era, this problem is becoming common among children due to the use of smartphones and other devices.

But it is possible to protect children from this problem of vision by using commonly used eye drops.

This was revealed in a new medical study conducted in Hong Kong.

Research has shown that atropine eye drops relax the eye muscles while the pupils expand.

According to research, the use of atropine eye drops in small amounts can prevent or slow down the weakness of near vision in children.

During this problem, the flexibility of the eyelids starts to disappear, due to which it is possible to see distant objects clearly, but there are difficulties while looking or studying nearby objects.

Researchers said that people with close vision impairment have to use glasses or contact lenses.

In this study, 353 children aged 4 to 9 years were included and they were divided into 3 groups.

One group was given placebo each night, while the children in the other group were given a small amount of eye drops.

The third group was given a higher amount of eye drops.

The study on all three groups lasted for 2 years.

The results showed that the groups that were given eye drops had a lower rate of cases of near vision impairment.

The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

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Author: DoctorMaryam.org

3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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