While myopia (also known as nearsightedness) can have a genetic link, other factors such as electronic devices and limited time outside have a tremendous impact on vision. Myopia is a result of the eyeball being too long or the cornea being too curved. The result is that objects that are far away appear to be […]
The May 2013 issue of the professional journal Ophthalmology contains results of a study that builds upon previous research that identified a link between children’s time spent outdoors and nearsightedness. Researchers found that children who are required to spend their recess time outside may lower their risk of becoming near-sighted. Two elementary schools in Taiwan took part […]
New research published in the American Journal of Human Genetics points towards a genetic link between high-grade myopia and a mutation of the SCO2 gene. This particular gene helps metabolize copper and regulates oxygen levels in the tissue of the eye. High-grade myopia is a severe type of nearsightedness that is a highly heritable form […]
New research seems to point to a link between the shorter days of winter playing a role in the progression of nearsightedness in children. Researchers examined data from a clinical trial conducted in Denmark and found that the vision of children who were nearsighted deteriorated more quickly during the winter months. Researchers believe that the […]
When children complain of headaches, many parents jump to the conclusion that their child needs glasses. However, researchers have determined that this is rarely the case and that usually the headaches going away on their own without vision correction. Recently a team of pediatric ophthalmologists reviewed records from 2002 to 2011 for 158 patients under […]
For those nearsighted people out there who don’t qualify for LASIK surgery, implantable contact lenses may be just what the doctor orders. The 15-minute outpatient procedure is much less invasive than LASIK and only involves three tiny incisions in the cornea. The lens (known as Visian Implantable Colamer Lens) also offers UV protection, and unlike […]
Did you know that most people who are near-sighted have eyes that are larger than normal and that people with far-sightedness have eyes that are smaller than normal? If scientists could determine how to regulate eye size, fewer people would need eyeglasses and contact lenses. A team of researchers led by an undergraduate student discovered […]
With Lasik, surgeons have commoditized themselves to such a degree that patients don’t even remember our names.
A new screening device called Spot has been developed and is changing how vision screenings are being done.