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All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say.
Conclusion: The current results succeeded to demonstrate a correlation between refractive errors and dryness level.
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...
Conditions: Myopia; Astigmatism Interventions: Device: Opternative; Other: Manual Refraction Sponsor: Opternative Not yet recruiting
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...
Clinical&Experimental Ophthalmology, EarlyView.
(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.
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:...
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.
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]