2] While vision can be corrected by glasses or contacts, severe nearsightedness
has ramifications that include greater risk of retinal detachment, macular degeneration, premature cataracts and glaucoma.
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.
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.
It approves AZT for the purpose of treating patients with HIV, or excimer lasers for the purpose of performing certain procedures to correct nearsightedness
In addition, the study found connections between nearsightedness
, IQ and the level of education achieved by each young man.
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.
Study of 20,000 children shows nearsightedness
twice as prevalent in middle-income areas
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.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- People have long taken for granted that glasses and contact lenses improve vision for nearsightedness
, but the genetic factors behind the common condition have remained blurry.
With some tweaking, could nearsightedness
and astigmatism be treated as well?
Vision problems such as nearsightedness
are genetic traits that can skip a generation.
The Bausch & Lomb PureVision(TM) soft contact lens, now available in the United States, is designed to correct spherical aberration, a condition that researchers estimate effects nearly 70-percent of the population(1), in addition to correcting for nearsightedness