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New paper helps advance myopia management strategies
'Myopia Control 2020: Where are we and where are we heading?' has been published in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, the peer-reviewed journal of The College of Optometrists, giving eye care practitioners a comprehensive analysis of evidence-based information needed to help manage myopia. (2020-05-12)
Genetic processes that determine short-sightedness discovered by researchers
Three previously unknown genetic mechanisms have been discovered in causing myopia otherwise known as short or near-sightedness, finds a new study. (2020-03-31)
Microscopic eye movements vital for 20/20 vision
Visual acuity--the ability to discern letters, numbers, and objects from a distance--is essential for tasks including recognizing a friend across a room and driving. (2020-02-07)
Faster, cheaper tests for myopia possible
The world's most common vision problem myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. (2020-01-15)
New approach to slowing nearsightedness in children shows promise
Combining 2 different treatment methods to slow the progression of myopia may deliver better results than either can achieve on their own. (2019-10-15)
Bright lights outdoors may help treat lazy eye in children
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a loss of vision that affects two to five percent of children across the world and originates from a deficit in visual cortical circuitry. (2019-06-17)
US $244 billion lost annually because people don't have spectacles to correct myopia
Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Ophthalmology. (2019-05-01)
Study shows how light therapy might help premature babies avoid vision problems
Scientists discovered a light-dependent molecular pathway that regulates how blood vessels develop in the eye. (2019-04-01)
Neural nets to interpret chest X-rays; a random forest model to predict severe nearsightedness
This week, PLOS Medicine launches our Special Issue on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine, Guest Edited by Atul Butte of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UCSF, Suchi Saria of the Department of Computer Science, Statistics, and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University and the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and Aziz Sheikh of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh. (2018-11-06)
Summer birth and computer games linked to heightened short-sight risk in childhood
Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing short or near sightedness (myopia) in childhood, indicates a twin study, published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2018-11-06)
Gene changes driving myopia reveal new focus for drug development
Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) develop through different molecular pathways, according to a new study publishing Oct. (2018-10-09)
Four-year study: Pioneering contact lens approach slows myopia progression in children
New four-year study data shows the significant impact of a pioneering contact lens management approach to slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, including those whose treatment begins later. (2018-09-17)
Scientific institutions continue to lag behind the #TimesUp movement
Scientific and medical institutions must fundamentally reconsider how they address sexual harassment in the workplace, three national leaders in gender equity in medicine argue in a Perspective published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-09-12)
Is too much screen time harming children's vision?
Does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage to children's eyes? Should your child use reading glasses or computer glasses? (2018-08-06)
High rate of nearsightedness among children in China
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide. (2018-07-05)
161 genetic factors for myopia identified
The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia, which identified 161 genetic factors for short-sightedness. (2018-06-14)
Education linked to higher risk of short-sightedness
Spending more years in full time education is associated with a greater risk of developing short-sightedness (myopia), finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2018-06-06)
Columbia engineers invent a noninvasive technique to correct vision
Columbia engineers have developed a noninvasive approach to permanently correct vision that shows great promise in preclinical models. (2018-05-29)
Study confirms beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology researchers used eye-tracking technology to determine how alcohol influences when college-age will men drop their eyes from a woman's face to other parts of her anatomy. (2017-12-21)
Three-year study says new contact lens therapy slows myopia progression in children by 59 percent
A pioneering contact lens therapy has considerable potential to impact the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to study outcomes presented today at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference in Liverpool, England. (2017-06-10)
Are soft contact lenses safe for children? Risks seem no higher than in adults
Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. (2017-06-02)
Halting nearsightedness epidemic goal of UH vision scientist
Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the NIH's National Eye Institute, UH College of Optometry's Earl Smith is looking at how certain aspects of indoor lighting affect eye growth and testing a new pharmaceutical agent that has shown promise in slowing the development of myopia. (2017-03-10)
Myopia cell discovered in retina
Scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. (2017-02-06)
New study shows contact lens therapy effective in slowing myopia progression in children
A groundbreaking contact lens therapy has potential to impact the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness) among children. (2016-12-08)
Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young
Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between ages 14 and 29 years was associated with the highest reduction in odds of adult myopia, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2016-12-01)
Level of education is more decisive than intelligence for development of short-sightedness
Environmental factors such as education and leisure activities have a greater influence on the development of short-sightedness or myopia than the ability to think logically and solve problems. (2016-11-15)
Dental occlusion and ophthalmology: A literature review
Dental Occlusion and Ophthalmology: A Literature Review is a summary of many years of research and dental clinic of Orofacial Pain Department directed by Professor Monaco of University of L'Aquila on a complex subject: connections between temporomandibular joints and vision. (2016-11-03)
Patients unsuitable for LASIK could benefit from vision surgery using intraocular lenses
People who are unsuitable for LASIK because of moderate or extreme nearsightedness or severe astigmatism may benefit from a surgical procedure using intraocular lenses. (2016-10-17)
'Internal astigmatism' doesn't compensate for changes in the eye over time
For people with nearsightedness (myopia), the lens doesn't compensate for growth or other changes in the structure of the eye, according to a long-term follow-up study in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. (2016-08-29)
Nearly 10 million adults found to be severely nearsighted in the United States
About 9.6 million US adults are severely nearsighted, a new study shows. (2016-06-21)
New genetic risk factors for myopia discovered
Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. (2016-04-21)
Outdoor light has role in reducing short-sightedness in kids
Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking research by Australian optometrists. (2016-04-06)
'Revolutionary future' for contact lenses -- drug delivery, disease monitoring and more
Imagine contact lenses that can deliver medicines directly to the eye, slow progression of nearsightedness in children, or monitor glucose levels in patients with diabetes. (2016-03-31)
Aflibercept in myopic choroidal neovascularization: Added benefit not proven
The drug manufacturer presented no relevant study data for the new therapeutic indication and also claimed no added benefit. (2016-03-01)
Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050
Half the world's population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology. (2016-02-17)
Myopia-related differences in eye structure may help in developing 'customized' intraocular lenses
The presence of myopia, or nearsightedness, significantly affects the muscles used in focusing the lens of the eye -- a finding with important implications for the development of 'accommodating' implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can adjust to different visual distances, reports a study in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. (2015-12-28)
Nearsightedness progression in children slowed down by medicated eye drops
Atropine .01 percent eye drops slow down nearsightedness by roughly 50 percent in five-year clinical trial on Singaporean children. (2015-11-16)
Up to 1 billion people at risk of blindness by 2050
5 billion are expected to be myopic (short-sighted) by 2050. (2015-10-08)
First-born in family more likely to be nearsighted; priority of education may be factor
First-born individuals in a sample of adults in the United Kingdom were more likely to be nearsighted than later-born individuals in a family, and the association was larger before adjusting for educational exposure, suggesting that reduced parental investment in the education of children with later birth orders may be partly responsible, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2015-10-08)
Big eyes!
'Why, Grandma, what big eyes you have!' Though similar in appearance, the hidden cause of those big eyes Little Red Riding Hood notices in Grimms' fairy tale has nothing to do with the hidden cause of enlarged eyeballs in buphthalmia, a genetic mechanism causing this devastating eye disease which has now been uncovered by researchers from the Max Delbrück Center Medicine for Molecular Medicine. (2015-10-02)
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