According to this article scientists have found the gene that causes short sight and may soon be able to stop the condition developing. The article suggests that it could be possible within ten years to stop short sightedness in children perhaps by using eyedrops. I find this particularly interesting when I consider how rapidly my eyesight deteriorated as a child. Each time I visited the optician my eyesight was much worse and by the age of 11 I could only see a few inches in front of my face without the help of glasses or contact lenses. I had my eyesight corrected with laser eye surgery some years ago but the possibility that there may soon be a preventative measure for this problem is really quite exciting.
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