Myopia

Gender Shift Noted in Myopia Rates

Girls were more prone to the condition in a study of kids vs. adults. In the latter group, men had higher prevalence.
05/17/2021

Notable Myopic Shift in Younger Children During COVID-19

Home confinement increased the burden in kids between the ages of six and eight, who are more sensitive to environmental changes than older ones.
05/12/2021

Swept-Source OCT-A Distinguishes Changes in Myopic Eyes

High myopia was associated with decreased choroidal thickness in all scan sizes.
05/10/2021

Myopia Prevention Initiative Helps Reduce Childhood Cases

Rates dropped from 15% to 9% after patients upped their outdoor time for five years, study finds.
05/07/2021

Study Delves into Pathologic Myopia’s Choroidal Effects

About 30% of eyes with the condition had macular neovascularization, researchers report.
04/30/2021

What to Look for in High Myopes with Glaucoma

Larger BMO tilt angle, lower BMO ovality and thinner PCT were tied to increased axial length.
04/28/2021

More Evidence Outdoor Time Protects Against Myopia

Variables such as light levels, frequency of exposure and time of day, however, had little impact.
04/21/2021

Rapid Myopia Progression Kids Bound to be High Myopia Teens

Three-year childhood acceleration rates, along with baseline SE and axial length, may be good predictors.
04/20/2021

Myopia: Translating Science Into Practice

With the prevalence of this condition skyrocketing, it’s more important now than ever to understand its mechanism and management.
04/15/2021

Myopic Progression Accelerated During COVID-19 Lockdown

It then proceeded to revert back to normal levels after restrictions were lifted, researchers report.
03/25/2021

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