September 2000, Amsterdam - Projects - Greece

Vasiliki Dimitroupoulou (17)
School: 2nd general high school of Agios Dimitrios
Hobbies: reading, listening to music, watching TV, cinema
Career intention: not yet decided

Emmanuil Katantonakis (17)
School: 2nd general high school of Agios Dimitrios
Hobbies: swimming, listening to music, watching TV, cinema
Career intention: marketing manager
E-mail: katantonakis@yahoo.com

Dionisios Kokkaliaris (16)
School: 2nd General High School of Agios Dimitrios
Hobbies: reading, listening to music, watching TV, cinema
Career intention: not yet decided

Myopia and young people
We wished to discover and analyse the causes leading to the development of myopia in puberty and to call the attention of scientists to the phenomenon. Myopia, or nearsightness, is a disease of the eye, which exists in two distinct forms. By interviewing many young people on different high schools we started looking for some answers: What has puberty to do with myopia? What are factors defining for the development of myopia, Is it provoked by any other effects?
We found out that girls develop nearsightness more often than boys do and that was not our only conclusion.