Fast Five Quiz: Myopia

Michael Taravella, MD


June 24, 2019

Asia has the highest rates of myopia and high myopia globally; the rate of myopia is eight times higher in some Asian countries compared with estimates from other continents. Asian countries with the highest prevalence of myopia (approximately 50%) are China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore.   

North America, Europe, and South America share epidemic rates of myopia and high myopia but at lower rates than Asia.


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