COVID-19 and Refractive Errors: A New Potential Threat for Children and Adolescents
Lorenzo Ferro Desideri 1 * , Fabio Barra 1, Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone 2 *
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1 IRCCS Polyclinic San Martino Hospital, University Eye Clinic, Genoa, ITALY
2 Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, BRAZIL
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Abstract

The current pandemic has changed the social life and learning of most children and adolescents around the world due to public health restrictions. In response to this, they have spent more time on computer and television monitor screens, which should negatively impact their eye health. Thus, here we discuss the possible association between the imposed home confinement and risk of developing ‘quarantine myopia’ in children and adolescents.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/10870

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2021 - Volume 18 Issue 4, Article No: em300

Publication date: 01 May 2021

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