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Children who exaggerate electronic entertainment anticipate myopia

For expert, the inappropriate use of electronic devices can result in the use of glasses before adolescence

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Exaggerating the electronic entertainment for hours on end can, according to the president of the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Celia Nakanami, result in glasses even before adolescence, and thus also affect self-esteem of children and socializing with colleagues.

According to expert, spending much time in front of the monitor at a distance less than 50 cm makes the vision more susceptible to the appearance of refractive problems such as nearsightedness. What is being discussed during the 36 th Brazilian Congress of Ophthalmology, which ends on Thursday (5), in Porto Alegre (RS). The event program also addresses other issues related to childhood and the importance of mandatory testing of the little eye in maternity and new treatments for strabismus.

The ophthalmologist Celia Nakanami also argues that it is essential that the little eye test to become a required practice in all maternity hospitals in Brazil.

Chaired by ophthalmologists and Jacob Lavinsky Italo Marcon, the event in Porto Alegre is the second largest national gathering of the world in the segment, just behind the congress organized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). In addition to glaucoma and the use of nanotechnology, the Brazilian Congress of Ophthalmology 2011 update topics of interest to the general public such as retinal detachment (which is prevalent in young adults), diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, strabismus from other major health-related eye.

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