At the event site, Wang Hesheng, deputy director of the National Health and Health Commission, expressed the hope that the majority of medical workers who specialize in ophthalmology and optometry will publicize the correct myopia prevention and control knowledge. I hope that schools and educators can teach students to correctly grasp the writing posture, guide students to use electronic products scientifically, prevent students from continuing fatigue and start with their eyes, and help children take the first lesson of preventing myopia. (Reporter Wang Bingyang)

Original title: China ’s children and adolescents have over 50% of myopia rate, experts call for early prevention

In order to call on the whole society to care about and care for children's visual health, and to promote children's and adolescents 'prevention of myopia and health science work, the "China Good Doctor, China's Good Nurse" Children and Adolescents' Prevention and Treatment of Myopia Health Popularity Field Event was held on the 27th at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou.

China's children and adolescents have over 50% overall myopia rate, experts call for early prevention

Xinhua News Agency, Guangzhou, December 27th. At present, the myopia of children and adolescents in China is showing a high incidence and low age. The results of the National Children and Adolescent Myopia Survey released by the National Health and Medical Commission in 2019 show that the overall myopia rate of children and adolescents in China is 53.6%.

In addition, Chen Weirong, deputy dean of the Ophthalmology Hospital Affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University, and Zhou Xingtao, deputy dean of the Otolaryngology Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, said that eye science prevention work is being promoted to let more people understand the knowledge of myopia prevention. In addition, Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center also uses modern technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence to guide the prevention and control of myopia to improve the scientificity and effectiveness of myopia prevention and control.

Under current medical technology, myopia cannot be cured. At the event site, a number of experts suggested that the concept of "emphasizing treatment but not prevention" should be changed to prevent and reduce the myopia of children and adolescents.

"Daytime outdoor activities are one of the effective ways to prevent myopia. After exposure to the sun, our brain will secrete something that can inhibit the extension of the eye axis and avoid myopia." Said Wei Wenbin, deputy director of Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University. If students can have outdoor activities of 2 hours a day and 10 hours a week, the incidence of myopia will decrease significantly. He said that children and adolescents should ensure outdoor activities of 2 hours a day and 10 hours a week, reduce the use of eyes for a long time and close contact, and reduce contact with mobile phones and computers to prevent, slow and control myopia.