Nataliia Malachkova elaborates on the influence of modern visual environment on the eyesight of children and adults and explains main factors that may cause nearsightedness (myopia).
The speaker discloses recent genetic studies on nearsightedness conducted at National Pyrohov Memorial Medical University that aim to predict the risk of myopia development and progression.
Nataliia Malachkova is an ophthalmologist, PhD in Medical Science, Head of Ophthalmology Department at National Pyrohov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Chairman of the NGO “Wave of Life”, that cares about visually impaired and blind people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx