In light of Asian Heritage Month, I was invited to speak about eye conditions that affected Asian individuals to TDSB (Toronto District School Board) and TDCSB (Toronto District Catholic School Board) students. Here is a summary of what I talked about:
Asians are more prone to suffer from these eye conditions:
-Myopia (nearsightedness): from more reading and works on visual display terminals.
-Pterygium: from sun/UV damage (see image above).
-Narrow Angle Glaucoma: see previous article here.
-Cataracts: from sun/UV damage, certain medications.
-Diabetic retinopathy: from having diabetes, affecting blood vessels at the back of the eyes.
Dr. Yan L. Liang, BSc, OD
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