Author: Prof. Kovin Naidoo

Prof. Kovin Naidoo

CEO
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Why So Many Children Around The World Could Go Blind

CEO
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Ten years ago, an estimated 19 million children worldwide suffered from serious vision problems such as near-sightedness, or myopia, the leading cause of distance vision impairment. Since then, this epidemic has grown even worse. Severe myopia is a particular problem, increasing the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration — all of…