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 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 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

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 18, 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 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 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 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 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids
Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia in Children FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia in Children
MiSight (CooperVision Inc) soft, disposable contact lenses are meant to be worn daily (but not overnight) to correct nearsightedness and slow the progression of myopia in children 8 to 12 years old.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- MiSight, the first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8 to 12 years, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. The single-use,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One Billion People Have Preventable Eye Conditions, Increasingly Linked to Lifestyle Choices, According to WHO
A child receives treatment in the northeastern district of Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS By External SourceGENEVA, Oct 8 2019 (IPS) A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its first ever report on vision across the world. While welcoming recent successes in eliminating common conditions such as trachoma in eight countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted evidence indicating ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Strategies for Slowing Myopia Progression in Kids Differ Widely Between Ophthalmologists Strategies for Slowing Myopia Progression in Kids Differ Widely Between Ophthalmologists
The strategies for slowing myopia progression differ widely among pediatric ophthalmologists around the world and include both effective and ineffective approaches, according to an online survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

In the past, nearsightedness wasn't a thing – then technology happened
(Natural News) Have you ever wondered how people with myopia (nearsightedness) lived before eyeglasses were invented? Experts noted that instead of treating the condition as a disability of sorts, people with myopia were valued because of their contributions to the arts, such as illustrating manuscripts. What is myopia? Myopia occurs when a person’s eyeballs are too... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yet Another Health Problem Linked to Air Pollution: Eye Disease
It’s no secret that air pollution isn’t good for your health. In particular, exposure to the byproducts of burning the fuel that powers most of our motor vehicles has been linked to higher risk of lung cancer, respiratory infections, stroke and heart disease, as well as an increased risk of death from these conditions. A new study now adds another worrisome pollution-related risk: eye disease. Dr. Suh-Hang Hank Juo, from the center for myopia and eye disease at China Medical University in Taiwan, and his colleagues documented for the first time in a large population that exposure to two common air pollutants&md...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health macular degeneration Pollution Source Type: news

'Shortsighted' and 'wrong': Ontario moving forward with municipal funding cuts
Ontario will move ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Critics call it 'shortsighted' and 'wrong', but Ontario government moving forward with municipal funding cuts
Ontario will move ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why Myopia Matters: 5 Things to Know Why Myopia Matters: 5 Things to Know
Half of the world's population is projected to be myopic by 2050. Here are two facts to know about this common cause of impaired vision, along with three strategies to respond to its rising incidence.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

The Libyan Disaster: Little Bits of History Repeating
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) The Libyan catastrophe and the suffering of ”illegal” migrants are generally depicted as fairly recent events, though they are actually the results of a long history of greed, contempt for others and fatal shortsightedness. Like former Yugoslavia, Libya was created from a mosaic of tribal entities, subdued by colonial powers and then ruled by an iron-fisted dictator. Now, Libya is a quagmire where local and international stakeholders battle to control its natural resources. The country holds the largest oil reserves in Africa, oil and gas account for 60 percent o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Too much screen time is making kids nearsighted; record number of youngsters being diagnosed with myopia
(Natural News) If you think you’ve been seeing a lot more kids with glasses lately than you have in the past, it’s not just your imagination: A record number of young people are being diagnosed with nearsightedness – and excessive screen time appears to be the culprit. Nearsightedness, or myopia, currently affects 40 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philip Hammond won ’t tackle the climate crisis. But a Green New Deal would | Molly Scott Cato
The chancellor says we can ’t afford to save ourselves. Let’s leave such absurd thinking behind – and invest in green policies• Molly Scott Cato is the Green MEP for the South West of EnglandI ’m surprised I can still be shocked at the incompetence and shortsightedness of this government. But then along comes the chancellor, Philip Hammond, expressing his inane and irresponsible view that wecan ’t afford to tackle the climate crisis. He has warned that Theresa May ’s distant target of 2050 to achievenet zero greenhouse gas emissions will cost the UK over £1tn and starve school...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Molly Scott Cato Tags: Climate change Environment Science Philip Hammond Politics Green deal and energy companies obligation (ECO) Energy efficiency Green economy Greta Thunberg UK news Source Type: news

A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness
What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,” a researcher says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US$244 billion lost annually because people don't have spectacles to correct myopia
(Brien Holden Vision Institute) Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Ophthalmology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Commonly Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Too much screen time linked to an epidemic of myopia among young people 
Myopia is not just a commonplace vision defect. It is a significant risk factor for serious eye disease. Researcher Langis Michaud explains why less screen time will curb rising rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personality traits moderate connections from drinking attitudes to alcohol use and myopic relief, self-inflation, and excess - Lac A, Donaldson CD.
This study examined ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How too little time outside might damage our children's sight  
In both the UK and the U.S., myopia rates have doubled since the Sixties and continue to rise. In Western Europe some 56 per cent of people are expected to be short-sighted by 2050. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SightGlass Vision launches trial for pediatric myopia-controlling eyeglasses
Opthalmalogical device maker SightGlass Vision said yesterday that it launched a pivotal clinical trial exploring the use of its novel lenses designed to reduce the rate of progression in children between six and nine years old. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company’s Cypress trial is a multicenter, double-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trial that aims to enroll 255 patients across 14 clinical sites in the U.S. and Canada. The primary endpoint of the trial is the progression of myopia over 36 months, the company said. SightGlass Visions’s lenses are intended to reduce the progression of myopia, something...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic sightglassvision Source Type: news

Problematic alcohol use and acute intoxication predict anger-related attentional biases: a test of the alcohol myopia theory - Massa AA, Subramani OS, Eckhardt CI, Parrott DJ.
Previous research has demonstrated a significant association between alcohol and aggression. However, the precise mechanisms underlying this relationship have yet to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we examined alcohol's effects on an attentional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How China can fix its eyesight crisis
President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news