A new scientific study has indicated that children who spend too much time indoors may be putting their eyesight at risk for short-sightedness (myopia).
The study, conducted by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discovered that a specific cell in the retina may dysfunction if insufficient natural light is received. Scientists believe that the cell dysfunction may cause myopia.
Children who spend too much time indoors are likely to lack sufficient natural light. This could lead them to be prone to myopia, the study suggests.
The Newly-Discovered Retinal Cell