CLEAR FOCUS: David Mackey is seeking support for a new trial on myopia. Photo: Chris Barry

Eye study looks at lifestyle

The Lions Eye Institute is developing a study aimed at ameliorating high rates of short sightedness among Asians, while at the same time attracting more overseas students to Western Australia’s universities.

Lions Eye Institute managing director David Mackey told Business News the institute was seeking support and funding from the local Chinese business community to undertake its research into myopia, a condition that affects up to 90 per cent of Asian teenagers.

The condition, which makes objects near to a person look blurry, can be corrected with glasses or contacts, but also increases the risk of retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma and blindness.


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