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Exposure to secondhand smoke linked to choroidal thinning in children

(HealthDay)—Exposure to secondhand smoking is associated with choroidal thinning among children aged 6 to 8 years, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in JAMA Ophthalmology.


Study looks at pediatric firearm-related eye injuries in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—A quarter of all U.S. ocular firearm injuries occur within the pediatric population, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology.


New approach to slowing nearsightedness in children shows promise

Combining two different treatment methods to slow the progression of myopia may deliver better results than either can achieve on their own. A new, two-year study shows that treating children with eye drops and contact lenses ...


Suitable marker for retina morphology across species

Outer retinal band (ORB) integrity and outer retinal thickness as they appear on OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) have been studied extensively due to their diagnostic value. They are predictive of visual outcome in many ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy risk in lupus

(HealthDay)—Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) blood levels are useful in predicting retinopathy among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a study published online Sept. 18 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.


VR game gives users 'eyes-on' experience with vision loss

In a virtual world, a knight in full armour sits in front of me, expectantly waiting for me to deal them some playing cards. As the game progresses, a large black spot grows in the middle of my vision. I try to pick up the ...