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Physical, Psychosocial Challenges in Children Associated With Vision Problems

Reduced general health status, hearing loss, difficulty communicating, challenges in learning and trouble making friends were the biggest factors.
June 6, 2024

Access to Pediatric Eye Care Severely Lacking Across the US

Study finds approximately 96% of counties lack specialists among both optometrists and ophthalmologists, with lower socioeconomic areas the most severely affected.
April 12, 2024

Visual Disorders More Common in Children, Adolescents with ADHD

A large study concluded this is likely not a result of medication or misdiagnosis, though researchers did observe higher prevalence in non-stimulant vs. stimulant users.
October 25, 2023

Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal

Moderate usage may not be harmful and might even improve some aspects of vision, study suggests.
September 28, 2023

Study Documents Visual Troubles in Children Born Prematurely

Refractive errors—hyperopia in particular—and strabismus were far more common than retinal malformations sufficient enough to require anti-VEGF.
September 26, 2023

Close, Long-term Monitoring Needed in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retreatment and preterm birth were associated with ocular problems in six-year-olds.
February 2, 2023

Nine Out of 10 of US Counties Have No Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Despite the subspecialty increasing its ranks by more than 300 individuals in the past 15 years, population grew at a faster rate proportionately.
February 2, 2023

Optometrists Play Key Role in Pediatric Referral

To improve efficiency in the healthcare system, a recent analysis argues these specialists should be relied on more, as their diagnostic accuracy was shown to be better than that of GPs and pediatricians.
October 19, 2022

Topical Antibiotic Effective in Pediatric Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

However, placebo drops also seemed to have a therapeutic effect compared with no intervention.
October 17, 2022

Consumer Product-related Pediatric Eye Injury Shows Decreasing Trend

Injuries remain common from golf, non-powder firearms and recreational sports, prompting more prevention efforts, study shows.
October 10, 2022