Germany's Dopavision closes €12M Series A round for digital childhood myopia treatment
The proceeds will be used to fund the clinical development of MyopiaX, the company's lead product in childhood myopia.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The best supplement for boosting your eye health - Dr Chris issues key tip
SHORTSIGHTEDNESS is on the rise in children as screen time overtakes outdoor activities. The ubiquity of technology means looking after eye health has never been so important. According to Dr Chris, when it comes to boosting eye health, one type of supplement comes out on top. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid pandemic made kids' eyesight WORSE, doctors say
There was already a 'myopia pandemic' before COVID hit, but COVID made it worse. Increased screen time caused kids to become nearsighted, and some damage may be permanent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Move To Limit Investigations Into COVID Breakthrough Infections Sparks Concerns
The CDC will now track only cases of breakthrough infections in which COVID-19 vaccines fail on people who get hospitalized or die. But critics say that's shortsighted and cuts off valuable data. (Image credit: Image Point FR/NIH/NIAID/BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Vyluma Inc. Launches With Robust Opthalmic Portfolio, Leading With A Pharmaceutical Treatment In Phase III For Myopia
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 25, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vyluma Inc. announces its establishment as a wholly owned subsidiary of Nevakar Inc., focusing on pharmaceutical ophthalmic solutions. The robust pipeline of novel therapies is l... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology Vyluma , Nevakar, myopia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blast mild traumatic brain injury is associated with increased myopia and chronic convergence insufficiency - Fortenbaugh FC, Gustafson JA, Fonda JR, Fortier CB, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE.
While chronic visual symptom complaints are common among Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), research is still ongoing to characterize the pattern of visual deficits that is most strongly associated with mTBI and specifically, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

J & J develops reshaping contact lenses for childhood myopia
The system includes a software that can accurately assess the corneal topography.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids
The COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to a myopia pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Why Nearsightedness Is on the Rise in Children
Decreased exposure to outdoor light appears to be a major factor in rising rates of myopia in young people around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Eyeglasses Contact Lenses Children and Childhood Corneas Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Genetics and Heredity Sunlight Source Type: news

Eye wellness app developer Plano partners with myopia education platform
The partnership aims to produce new educational content for eye care professionals. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Professional Development, Workforce Source Type: news

Increased Screen Time During COVID-19 May Accelerate Myopia Boom Increased Screen Time During COVID-19 May Accelerate Myopia Boom
A new review article wrestles with the pandemic's possible ocular implications for children, who are home in front of their screens at levels like never before.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Strategic partnership in Singapore looks set to address the worsening myopia situation in Asia
Thomson X (TX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Thomson Medical Group Limited, is a platform which aims to bolster the current healthcare landscape by connecting healthcare technological start-ups with their existing healthcare expertise and network. They have established a partnership with Plano, seeking to address the increasing myopia rate around the world through the use of cutting-edge technological solutions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Technology Source Type: news

Reopening plans 'shortsighted,' doctor says as Ontario reports 1,087 new COVID-19 cases
Ontario reported 1,087 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths on Sunday. The province also reported there are more than 400 cases of variants of concern in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

East Bay vision giant forms venture to buy Peninsula myopia startup
A Peninsula startup with eyeglasses designed to slow the progression of myopia in children will be bought by a joint venture of East Bay vision giant Cooper Cos. and France's EssilorLuxottica. SightGlass Vision Inc. — launched five years ago by CEO Tom Chalberg and University of Washington researchers — was bought last month by San Ramon-based Cooper (NYSE: COO). But the deal disclosed Wednesday would create a 50/50 joint venture with EssilorLuxottica to buy the startup from Cooper. Terms of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

East Bay vision giant forms venture to buy Peninsula myopia startup
A Peninsula startup with eyeglasses designed to slow the progression of myopia in children will be bought by a joint venture of East Bay vision giant Cooper Cos. and France's EssilorLuxottica. SightGlass Vision Inc. — launched five years ago by CEO Tom Chalberg and University of Washington researchers — was bought last month by San Ramon-based Cooper (NYSE: COO). But the deal disclosed Wednesday would create a 50/50 joint venture with EssilorLuxottica to buy the startup from Cooper. Terms of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Myopia Up in Children Confined to Home During Pandemic
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- For children aged 6 to 8 years, home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a significant myopic shift, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jiaxing Wang, M.D., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Progression of myopia in children after COVID-19 home confinement
(JAMA Network) Researchers investigated the association of home confinement during the COVID-19 outbreak with myopia (nearsightedness) development in school-age children in China. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Good is Photoscreening For Young Children ’ s Vision Problems?
This study showed that not only was smartphone photoscreening feasible, but was quite good at screening for potential vision problems. Smartphone photoscreening has the advantages of being more ubiquitously available and thus children in almost any location can be screened. A study of photoscreening using a handheld digital photoscreener in primary care offices validated the technology showing an overall referral rate of 10% to an ophthalmologist with suspected astigmatism, anisometropia and strabismus being the most common reasons. The overall positive predictive rate was 0.60. “…[O]ver 60% of children referr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Eyenovia Submits New Drug Application to FDA for Pharmacologic Mydriasis with MydCombi
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 29, 2020-- Eyenovia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYEN), a clinical stage ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company with Phase 3 programs in presbyopia, myopia and mydriasis, today announced that it has submitted a New Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Largest-ever study on children's soft contact lens safety shows low complication rates
(McDougall Communications) The largest-ever retrospective study of its kind (the ReCSS Study) has found very low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses, similar to rates in adults. The newly-published outcomes offer eye care professionals valuable real-world information to better counsel parents and caregivers as they consider proven myopia management options to help slow myopia progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher frequency of financial reporting hinders corporate innovation
(City University London) Research shows that more regular financial reporting increases managerial myopia and stifles innovation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six-Year MiSight contact lens study: 23% of eyes showed no additional myopia progression
(McDougall Communications) The latest findings from the long-running CooperVision MiSight 1 day clinical study provide new insights about myopia management and the proven efficacy of the specially designed contact lens. Nearly one in four children's eyes originally fit with MiSight 1 day remain stable for myopia after six years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Myopia Come Back After LASIK?
Title: Can Myopia Come Back After LASIK?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 25, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children
Children who wore multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, or nearsightedness, over three years. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact Lenses May Slow Nearsightedness in Children
Children who wore high-power bifocal contacts had less worsening of myopia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Contact Lenses Eyeglasses Source Type: news

Special Contact Lenses Can Help Curb Nearsightedness in Kids
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Kids suffering from nearsightedness can slow the progression of their myopia by using soft bifocal contact lenses, a new trial shows. Bifocal contacts with a powerful corrective prescription slowed the progression of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bifocal Contact Lenses May Slow Children's Myopia Progression
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Among children with myopia, treatment with high add power multifocal contact lenses reduces the rate of myopia progression over three years compared with medium add power multifocal and single-vision contact lenses,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children
NIH-funded clinical trial provides independent evidence that multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors warn of spike in short-sightedness caused by staring at screens to relieve boredom 
Eye specialists from Singapore, Germany and Tokyo found that increased digital screen time is associated with the onset of myopia (short-sightedness). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia's Covid-19 response shows we can confront major crises. Threats to our planet should be next | Ian Chubb
During the pandemic, we saw ideological nonsense and prejudice mostly put aside – and we saw what we could accomplish when it wasCarl Sagan – one of my heroes and a scientist with a gift for communicating complex ideas in accessible ways – wrote back in 1994: “If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves … If we become even slightly more violent, shortsighted, ignorant, and selfish tha n we are now, almost certainly we will have no future.”Clearly I don ’t know what he would write if he were alive today. But he could hardly say that in t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Chubb Tags: Climate change Biodiversity Environment Australian politics Australia news Conservation Wildlife Science Coronavirus outbreak Source Type: news

NovaSight raises $8 million in Series A financing to tackle vision disorders worldwide
The funding will advance research for eye treatment devices and assist in the development of future eye care products for myopia control. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NovaSight raises $8 million Series A financing to tackle vision disorders worldwide
The funding will advance research for eye treatment devices and assist in the development of future eye care products for myopia control. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The United States ’ Withdrawal from WHO Is a Shortsighted Tantrum with Lasting Consequences for Sexual and Reproductive Health
On July 7, 2020, in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration officially began the process of withdrawing the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Children Hold Devices Too Close, Harming Eyesight Children Hold Devices Too Close, Harming Eyesight
As rates of myopia increase around the world, investigators hunt for explanations and whether chronic hyperopic defocus is in play and whether too much time spent indoors is altering eye development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The National Divide Over COVID-19 Testing Threatens Our Progress
COVID-19 is dividing the country in many dangerous – even deadly – ways and now, those divisions threaten to further stall urgently needed action. At a time when science and data must drive policy – and we have seen that such policy works – too many are instead dismissing facts and evidence to advance shortsighted goals. Americans are eager to get back to work, but only when we can do so safely, responsibly, and with the hopes of not having to shut down again. The public debate at the moment is between those calling for ubiquitous testing (and I’m among them) and those saying we can’t do...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ron Paul epitomizes the fatal fallacy of conservatives: Since the lockdowns prevented millions of deaths, conservatives insist we "overreacted"
(Natural News) Just as we predicted six weeks ago, when the lockdowns work to halt the exponential spread of the virus, the worst-case death projections will be averted, saving millions of lives. But the lower death count will cause shortsighted people to claim the virus wasn’t that dangerous to begin with, and they will claim... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In His Fight Against WHO, Trump Plays Politics with Human Lives
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation dashboard. This interactive dashboard/map provides the latest global numbers and numbers by country of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis. Credit: WHOBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Apr 15 2020 (IPS) President Donald Trump’s threat to abruptly cut all US funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) has been described as ‘reckless and deadly”—particularly at a time when the Geneva-based UN agency was engaged in an uphill battle against the spreading coronavirus. The US president, who has dismissed WHO as “China-centric”, has also been accused of play...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How contemporary rehabilitation fails youth and sabotages the American juvenile justice system: a critique and call for change - Goshe S.
Long a cornerstone of the American juvenile justice system, the idea that youth can change, and merit chances to do so, has enjoyed new life after decades of punitive erosion. Unfortunately, the rehabilitation offered to youth is largely shortsighted and i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The old normal is ending
By Saleemul HuqApr 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Covid-19 pandemic is still having severe impacts on many countries and it is not at all clear how long it will take to play out globally. However, the scale and rapidity of the crisis has already revealed a number of aspects of the global economy and governance that we used to think were unchangeable realities. After the crisis is finally over, we will be faced with a fork in the road. One path will be to try to go back to business as usual as it was before the pandemic. The other path is an opportunity to forsake the “business as usual” model as no longer fit for pu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saleemul Huq Tags: Health Source Type: news

Risk factors and behaviours of schoolchildren with myopia in Taiwan - Cheng HC, Chang K, Shen E, Luo KS, Ying YH.
This study investigated the risk factors for myopia and their influe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Exploring new option to manage pediatric myopia
(State University of New York College of Optometry) SUNY College of Optometry will take part in a multi-center US clinical trial sponsored by Eyenovia, Inc. to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug, MicroPine, to help slow myopic progression in children 3 to12 years old. MicroPine is an atropine eye solution formulated for administration as a gentle mist using the company's patented microdose dispenser. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy treatment for blindness underway
First patients begin promising gene therapy Related items fromOnMedica Gene therapy hopes for AMD Baby born with three-person DNA Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education Mexican fish offer clues on heart repair Online resource aims to help GPs spot early signs of degenerative muscle disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Optimal Atropine Concentration for Two-Year Myopia Control Affirmed Optimal Atropine Concentration for Two-Year Myopia Control Affirmed
Atropine 0.05% remains the optimal concentration for slowing myopia progression among Chinese children, the LAMP study extension shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Environmentalists are the arsonists of Australia: Fires made worse by shortsighted environmental policies that prohibit removal of forest fuel
(Natural News) The horrific wildfires that are scorching many areas of Australia right now are creating quite a disturbing scenario for the island nation, as photos and videos continue to emerge that can only be described as apocalyptic. But it didn’t have to be this way, according to English journalist James Delingpole, who blames misplaced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of induced hyperopia on fall risk and Fourier transformation of postural sway - Moon BY, Choi JH, Yu DS, Kim SY.
The objective of this study was to investigate whether... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

FDA Approves Contacts To Prevent Poor Vision For Use In Children As Young As 8
When used in children, these contacts can prevent the progression of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Contact lens for childhood myopia coming to the US in 2020
(McDougall Communications) CooperVision announced it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on Nov. 15, 2019 of its innovative MiSight ® 1 day contact lens. The cornerstone of a comprehensive myopia management approach to be offered by CooperVision, this daily wear, single use contact lens is the first and only FDA-approved product clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness or short-sightedness) when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
Title: FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia ProgressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - November 19, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia
in Children (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens to Slow the Progression of Nearsightedness in Kids
Children with nearsightedness (myopia) may now benefit from the first contact lens approved by FDA for slowing the progression of the common condition. Until now, traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses available in the United States have only been developed to correct blurred vision (a symptom of myopia), but not for slowing the progression of the condition.  “Today’s approval is the first FDA-approved product to slow the progression of myopia in children, which ultimately could mean a reduced risk of developing other eye problems,”...
Source: MDDI - November 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news