Data shows that nearsightedness
is a more common eye issue today among children and adolescents than it was just a few decades ago.
This approval expands the surgical treatment options available to patients for correcting nearsightedness
, said Malvina Eydelman, M.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness
in certain patients 22 years of age or older, US-based device manufacturer Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.
Researchers at the University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany examined nearsightedness
in 4,658 Germans ages 35 to 74, excluding anyone with cataracts or who had undergone refractive surgery and found that myopia appeared to become more prevalent as education level increased.
While common, nearsightedness
has become even more prevalent around the world in recent years and presents a growing global health and economic concern.
Research now shows that orthokeratology can slow the elongation of the eye which contributes to progressive nearsightedness
in children and young adults.
Eye doctors once thought that nearsightedness
was always passed on through genes (units of hereditary material).
Three year clinical trials found that 92% of patients with moderate-to-severe nearsightedness
had 20/40 or better vision-the standard vision needed to obtain a driver's license-and 44% had 20/20 or better, the FDA reported.
Salz, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), has been a principal investigator in the original FDA trials of photorefractive keratectomy for correction of nearsightedness
and in subsequent trials for the photorefractive keratectomy and LASIK correction of farsightedness.
Published results of four controlled clinical studies conducted in the ]970's and ]980's showed that some contact lens wearers experienced changes in their nearsightedness
after several months of contact lens wear.
He uses surgical eye lasers, or excimer lasers, to treat nearsightedness
Automated lamellar keratoplasty also reshapes the cornea using a microsurgical instrument to remove a minuscule layer covering the cornea, thus flattening it to correct virtually any degree of nearsightedness
They found a clear correlation between nearsightedness
, IQ and years of schooling.
Suffering from poor vision since childhood, apl had severe nearsightedness
and nystagmus, a condition that causes his eyeballs to constantly vibrate, resulting in chronic blurred vision.
Washington, June 27 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness
, or myopia.