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CLINICAL CHALLENGE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199-200

“Quarantine myopia:” Revisiting myopia control strategies during COVID-19 pandemic


Department of Ophthalmology, Chaithanya Eye Institute, Palarivattam, Kochi; Vettam Eye Clinic, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanitha Sathyan
Vettam Eye Clinic, Perumpilly, Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam - 682 314, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_94_20

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COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the risk factors associated with childhood myopia such as increased time indoors, increased screen time, less outdoor activity, and less exposure to sunlight. Myopia control strategies are likely to be affected negatively during the times of this pandemic. This report discusses the likely impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the myopia control strategies and raises concerns about the accelerated silent spread of myopia epidemic during a much noisy pandemic.


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