the development of myopia in Chinese is genetically controlled but
dependent on exposure to an environmental factor or factors, then it
is, to a greater or lesser degree, preventable.
Centre for Myopia Research was named as a Faculty Area of Strategic
Development in 1999, Centre researchers have been working on a wide
range of issues related to myopia, from gene mapping to clinical
trials. In addition to our basic and applied research, we have
raised public awareness in regard to myopia through newspaper,
magazine and television interviews, we have provided continuing
education for the public and for health care professionals, and we
have offered public service programmes. This
research centre is generally considered as one of the leaders in the
aims of the Centre:
and control myopia progression, and in the longer term, to prevent
provide current and scientifically validated information about
myopia to the public and health care professions.