Myopia

Macular Thickness Linked to Parapapillary Atrophy in Myopes

New tech is helping identify disease on a smaller scale.
03/27/2020

Three Behaviors Shown to Decrease Myopia

Longer near work distance, taking a break every 30 minutes and more outdoor activity all reduce progression.
03/09/2020

0.02% Atropine Effective in Myopia

Both concentrations evaluated in the study had similar effects on pupil diameter and accommodative amplitude.
03/02/2020

Myopia, Screen Time Not Linked

Researchers show digital device use doesn’t have a consistent link to near-sightedness.
02/26/2020

Risk Factors for Post-op IOP Elevation Found

For patients with high myopia, assess Schlemm’s canal and the trabecular meshwork before cataract surgery.
02/25/2020

Outdoor Time Slows Myopia Onset

The long-suspected association was borne out by a school policy mandating two hours per day of outside activity.
02/21/2020

Modifiable Risk Factors in Myopia Identified

Low education level, underweight status and high resting heart rate were associated with the condition.
02/14/2020

New Myopia Risk Factors Identified

Researchers say lack of sleep, excessive studying and city living could be additional catalysts for myopia.
01/29/2020

Myopia Unaffected by Low Neonatal Vitamin D

Seasonal variation at birth didn’t appear to increase myopia risk in adult males.
01/23/2020

Age Influences Choroidal Changes in Myopia

Researchers also found increased rapid thinning of the choroid among newly developed myopes.
01/21/2020

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