News tagged with myopia
(Medical Xpress)—Exposure to sunshine as a small child is crucial to the development of a healthy eye according to results of long-term myopia study conducted by University of Sydney researchers.
Ophthalmology May 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
People have long taken for granted that glasses and contact lenses improve vision for nearsightedness, but the genetic factors behind the common condition have remained blurry. Now researchers at Duke Medicine ...
Genetics May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Two new studies add to the growing evidence that spending time outdoors may help prevent or minimize nearsightedness in children. A study conducted in Taiwan, which is the first to use an educational policy as a public vision ...
Ophthalmology May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have identified a new disorder caused by a genetic mutation that leads to short sightedness and deafness. They say the new link between the two sensory problems could lead to ...
Genetics Apr 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In the largest ever genome-wide association study on myopia, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, identified 20 new genetic associations for myopia, or nearsightedness. The company also replicated two known associations ...
Genetics Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A contact lens technique called overnight orthokeratology (OK) brings rapid improvement in vision for nearsighted patients. Now a new study shows that OK treatment works mainly by flattening the front of the cornea, reports ...
Ophthalmology Mar 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—More than 45,000 people of European and Asian ancestry have taken part in a big study to gain a better understanding of the genetics behind the world's most common eye disorder.
Genetics Feb 21, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An international team of scientists led by King's College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).
Genetics Feb 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Your emotions can certainly impact your decisions, but you might be surprised by the extent to which your emotions affect your pocketbook. New research from psychological scientist Jennifer Lerner of the Harvard Kennedy School ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
British children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to become short-sighted according to new research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol.
Ophthalmology Aug 02, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 1
(HealthDay) -- Increasing time spent outdoors may reduce the development or progression of myopia in children and adolescents, according to a study published online July 20 in Ophthalmology.
Ophthalmology Jul 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Descendants of a British mutiny who have lived for generations in the Pacific have among the lowest rates of myopia in the world, according to an Australian study.
Ophthalmology Jul 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research by an optometrist at the University of Houston (UH) supports the continued investigation of optical treatments that attempt to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Ophthalmology Jun 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- New university research aims to shed light on why being outside can help children see better.
Ophthalmology Jun 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Myopia (Greek: μυωπία, muōpia, "nearsightedness" (AmE), "shortsightedness" (BrE)) is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina under conditions of accommodation. In simpler terms, myopia is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus but in focus when looking at a close object.
Eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It may also be corrected by refractive surgery, though there are cases of associated side effects. The corrective lenses have a negative optical power (i.e. are concave) which compensates for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye. Myopia is partly hereditary.
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