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July Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

The July issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Safeguarding Our Health: Vaccines Protect Us All" and "A Blurry Worldview: Understanding Myopia". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Conclusion: The current results succeeded to demonstrate a correlation between refractive errors and dryness level.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Scientists working at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a lenses for glasses that are able to slow down myopic progression in children. The center of the lens works as in a common pair of glasses, adjusting for myopia and astigmatism, w...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Ophthalmology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Myopia;   Astigmatism Interventions:   Device: Opternative;   Other: Manual Refraction Sponsor:   Opternative Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Myopia is the most common ocular abnormality in the world.1,2 Its growing prevalence has resulted in it reaching near ubiquitous status in many East Asian communities, affecting 80% to 90% of young adults in many communities.3 –5 Approximately one third of adult Americans and Europeans are myopic.6,7 A limitation of both of these estimates is that they used noncycloplegic refractions, which may have overestimated myopia in younger patients because of accommodation.6,7 The estimated prevalence of myopia (≤−0.75 diopt ers [D]) among Europeans aged 50 to 54 years is 33.6%, with 2.6% of those in this age group b...
Source: Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Clinical&Experimental Ophthalmology, EarlyView.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Authors: Li Y, Miara H, Ouyang P, Jiang B Abstract Purpose: To determine the correlations between peripapillary vessel density, retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness, and myopic indices at retina quadrants with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in Chinese. Methods: Fifty-six subjects with a mean spherical equivalent (MSE) of -3.63 ± 0.29 D were included. Peripapillary RNFL thickness and retinal vessel density in four sectors (superior, nasal, inferior, and temporal quadrants) were determined by OCTA, and correlations of the main outcomes were analyzed. Results:...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions In this urban population 13.1% of school-age children exhibited uncorrected refractive errors. Blurred vision may create challenges for students in the classroom; school-based vision screening programs can provide an avenue to identify and correct refractive errors.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Long-term effects of anti-VEGF therapy in ROP differ significantly from alternative treatment options such as laser coagulation. These differences are of relevance for the choice of treatment modality and the follow-up regimen of treated children. PMID: 29654389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Ophthalmologe - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Ophthalmologe Source Type: research
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