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.

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.

Swept-Source OCT-A Distinguishes Changes in Myopic Eyes

High myopia was associated with decreased choroidal thickness in all scan sizes.

Myopia Prevention Initiative Helps Reduce Childhood Cases

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

Study Delves into Pathologic Myopia’s Choroidal Effects

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

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.

More Evidence Outdoor Time Protects Against Myopia

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

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.

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.

Myopic Progression Accelerated During COVID-19 Lockdown

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

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