Young adult myopia: genetic and environmental associations [ 2017 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Prof David Mackey (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Alex Hewitt A/Pr Stuart Macgregor Dr Fred Chen Prof Christopher Hammond
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Brief description Myopia affects 80% of school leavers in the cities of East Asia, 45% of Asian Australian school leavers and is probably on the rise in European Australian adolescents. Increased levels of education and lack of time outdoors are known to increase the risk of myopia. We will examine 2,000 young adults to find the genes that interact with these risk factors. In addition to confirming when these risk factors are most important, identifying molecular pathways opens the avenue of new treatments.

Funding Amount $AUD 828,897.37

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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