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New Option for Correcting Nearsightedness

... of myopia, but patients with high [severe] myopia or thin corneas face some restrictions in ... and stability for the correction of high myopia throughout the four-year follow-up." They found ... MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about myopia . -- Robert ...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

... results from the SMART Trial (Stabilization of myopia by Accelerated Reshaping Technique). ... results from the SMART Trial (Stabilization of myopia by Accelerated Reshaping Technique). The ... overnight basis stops or slows the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children. Overnight ...

Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision

... who are parked indoors more likely to develop myopia FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- ... Vision Science . The children who developed myopia -- also known as nearsightedness -- spent less ... hours among the other children. Those with myopia also watched more television (12.5 hours vs. 8.4 ...

Highlights from the August 2008 issue of Ophthalmology

... with poor distance vision, children with severe myopia are more prone to visual impairment and blindness ... inheritance plays a role, the rapid rise of myopia suggests that environmental factors are driving the trend. myopia usually begins and progresses during children's ...

Mythbusted -- people who wear glasses aren't geeks

... Latest Australian research into myopia or shortsightedness reveals that people who wear ... Melbournes Centre for Eye Research Australia. myopia or shortsightedness is a complex eye condition ... family members and twins showed no link between myopia and introversion; however there was a significant ...

STAAR Surgical's Visian ICL Procedure Performed Live on NBC's Today show

... models are indicated for the correction of myopia in adults with myopia ranging from -3.0 to less than or equal to -15.0 ... plane, and the reduction of myopia in adults with myopia ranging from greater than -15.0 to -20.0 ...

LASIK works well, according to long-term study of highly myopic patients

... keratomileusis (LASIK) is preferred for high myopia corrections. Although over 18 million LASIK ... Ankara, Turkey; report on a study of high myopia patients ten years after LASIK surgery. The findings show that LASIK for myopia over -10 D is a safe and effective procedure in ...

St. Louis Metro Area Optometrists Partner With Sen. Bond; U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "As a ... of Ben, now age 3 1/2. "Ben was diagnosed with infantile glaucoma and myopia through the InfantSEE(R) program. However, early detection and treatment ...

Laser Surgery Can Correct Nearsightedness

... (HealthDay News) -- Laser surgery effectively and safely corrects severe myopia for at least a decade, new research suggests. People with myopia, which ... some degree of nearsightedness. Laser surgery has been used to correct myopia since the early 1990s, although the long-term effects of the surgeries ...

Louisiana Optometrists Partner With Sens. Landrieu and Vitter, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... to babies in their communities. The majority of vision problems detected included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "As a parent, one of my biggest concerns is making sure my child's development ...

Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

... Visian ICLs have been implanted worldwide, of which more than 27,000 have been Visian Toric ICLs outside the U.S. The Visian Toric ICL corrects both myopia and astigmatism with the same procedure," added Mr. Caldwell. Background The FDA notified STAAR Surgical of the integrity hold ...

Review of STAAR's Application for the Visian(R) Toric Implantable Collamer(R) Lens by FDA to Resume

... Visian ICLs have been implanted worldwide, of which more than 27,000 have been Visian Toric ICLs outside the U.S. The Visian Toric ICL corrects both myopia and astigmatism with the same procedure," added Mr. Caldwell. Background The FDA notified STAAR Surgical of the integrity hold ...

QLT announces 12-month results from Novartis sponsored MONT BLANC study evaluating standard-fluence Visudyne(R) combination therapy

... Visudyne to treat one or more other macular neovascular conditions such as minimally classic and occult with no classic AMD lesions, pathologic myopia and presumed ocular histoplasmosis. Visudyne is generally well tolerated and has a well established safety profile. The most commonly reported side ...

QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy

... have approved Visudyne to treat other macular neovascular conditions such as minimally classic and occult with no classic AMD lesions, pathologic myopia and presumed ocular histoplasmosis. Visudyne is generally well tolerated and has a well established safety profile. The most commonly reported side ...

Seattle and Tacoma-Area Optometrists Partner With Sen. Murray in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... to babies in their communities. The majority of vision problems detected included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "As a parent, one of my biggest responsibilities is making sure my children's ...

West Virginia Optometrists Partner With Sens. Byrd and Rockefeller, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... to babies in their communities. The majority of vision problems detected included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "As a parent, one of my biggest concerns is making sure my child's development ...

Sen. Durbin and U.S. House Leaders Support Chicago-Area Optometrists in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care Through the InfantSEE(R) Program

... to babies in their communities. The majority of vision problems detected included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "As a parent, one of my biggest concerns is making sure my child's development ...

Singapore Gives New Sight to the Blind

... spectrum of eye conditions. SNEC is actively involved in clinical trials and research into the causes and treatment of major eye conditions such as myopia and glaucoma. Thousands of ophthalmologists from neighboring countries and beyond have participated in the Center's teaching courses and ...

Des Moines-Area Optometrists Partner With Sens. Harkin and Grassley; U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... to babies in their communities. The majority of vision problems detected included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "There was no specific reason to believe that my daughter had any vision or eye ...

Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses

... the United States tend to wait to prescribe contact lenses until children are in their early teens. But nearsighted children often are diagnosed with myopia and receive their first corrective lenses around age 8. The study was designed to examine the effects of contact lenses vs. eyeglasses on a number ...

ND Optometrists Partner With U.S. Sens. Conrad and Dorgan, Rep. Pomeroy and Gov. Hoeven in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... to babies in their communities. The majority of vision problems detected included retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "As a special education teacher, I know the importance of ...

Madison-Area Optometrists Partner With Senator Kohl in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

... in their communities. In 2007, the majority of vision problems detected include retinoblastoma (eye cancer), severe hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), congenital glaucoma and congenital cataract. "There was no specific reason to believe that my son had any vision or eye ...

QLT announces interim results of radical study evaluating Visudyne combination therapy

... have approved Visudyne to treat other macular neovascular conditions such as minimally classic and occult with no classic AMD lesions, pathologic myopia and presumed ocular histoplasmosis. Visudyne is generally well tolerated and has a well established safety profile. The most commonly reported ...

Study: Kids think eyeglasses make other kids look smart

... age range because they are more likely to be prescribed eyeglasses than contact lenses. Generally, children with nearsightedness are diagnosed with myopia and receive their first corrective lenses at around age 8. Teen-agers were not surveyed because they are routinely fitted with contact lenses if they ...

Juvenile Onset Myopia may Be Due to Parental Refractive Error

... Progression of myopia is slower in children who wear a special kind of ... that among children with two myopic parents, myopia progression was slower in children wearing ... single-vision lenses (SVLs).Knowing parental myopia may be helpful when deciding which myopic ...

Wearing No-line Bifocals Slows Myopia Progression in Some Children

... lenses show signs of slower progression of myopia than those who wear more conventional lenses ... that among children with two myopic parents, myopia progression was slower in children wearing ... single-vision lenses (SVLs). Knowing parental myopia may be helpful when deciding which myopic ...

PRK and LASIK Surgeries ‘Safe and Effective

... both LASIK and PRK are effective for correcting myopia with no long term complications,” said lead ... The study, which included 100 eyes with myopia or myopic astigmatism corrected by LASIK and 100 ... surgery. Study patients with all levels of myopia maintained lasting vision improvements following ...

Contact Lenses Found To Slow Progression Of Myopia in Kids

... ) contact lenses can minimize the chances their myopia will worsen over time// say researchers according ... needed about two weeks to adapt to the lenses. myopia progressed as would be expected in the children ... hold important health implications because severe myopia can lead to a detached retina and even blindness. ...

Drug Patent Compulsory Licensing

... reducing incentives for innovation while at the same time failing to increase access to medicines. In a new paper "Confronting Myths and myopia on the Road from Doha," Daniel Cahoy, associate professor of business law at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, argues that the problem is a ...

Study Compares LASIK and LASEK Eye Surgery

... postoperative pain and faster recovery than PRK. "Both procedures seem safe, effective and predictable for the treatment of low to moderate myopia (near-sightedness)," Azar said. ...

Glaucoma Camp Held

... According to a press release from the hospital, glaucoma would affect people above 40. There was a possibility of diabetic, blood pressure and myopia patients contracting this disease. There would not be any symptoms for the patients affected by this disease and complete vision can be ...

New Eye Surgery Gives Hope To Short-Sighted

... away from Lasik clinics, eye surgeon Lee Hug Ming told The Straits Times. "Laser surgery is not always suitable for patients with very high myopia or those who have thin corneas or large pupils," Lee was quoted as saying, estimating the number turned away in Singapore at 500 annually. The ...
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