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As children get hooked to smart devices, doctors worry about health impact

A recent study of more than 1,000 school-going children in Delhi found that in 40% myopia progressed as a result of time spent in front of screens.

“In children, too much screen time is a risk factor for developing myopia or short-sightedness. Apart from that, too much screen time can lead to immense strain on the eyes and cause dry eyes,” says Dr Radhika Tandon, professor of ophthalmology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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