Myopia

A study aims to find genes that make us short-sighted and may reveal why so many people of Asian descent are affected. Photo: Dickson Lee

Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear

Two professors are hoping to discover why Asians are nearly three times more likely to be short-sighted than Westerners. They are taking part in a global study which has revealed that both groups share similar myopic-related genes. And they say the data will lead towards the development of genetic tests for short-sightedness, clinically known as myopia.

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