A school-based vision program, which provides eye examinations and eye glasses to students, has a one-year positive impact on reading scores.
Sandra Lora Cremers, MD, Alina Dumitrescu, MD, and optometric educator Neeraj K. Singh, BSOptom, speculate about the damage done from more than a year of online education, and how eye care professionals can offer aid.
The research indicates that anteroposterior traction caused by axial elongation leads to the condition.
The intervention shows 2 outdoor hours per day helped keep myopia prevalence stable, even with increased screen time.
Children with moderate astigmatism who either wore glasses or were observed had similar rates of strabismus or amblyopia.
Having 2 parents with myopia also increased the risk of nearsightedness for all children.
The incidence of myopia increased among schoolchildren in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Low exposure to the outdoors was also linked to worsening near vision.
Of those needing further surgery after retinal detachment repair, 51.5% returned to the operating room within 45 days, study says.
Patients rated prescriptions created using an autorefractor similar to those created with subjective refraction.
Senile sclerotic optic discs had the fastest rate, according to the study.
Research shows a significant difference in recovery speed in patients of variou ages.
The impact was seen across 6 low-to-middle income countries.
Rolando Toyos, MD, of the Toyos Clinic in Nashville and Edward Manche, MD, of the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University consider the status of small manual incision lenticule extraction 5 years since its approval in the US.
The study finds a similar rate of students with and without eyeglasses who fail school-based vision screenings.
Researchers also provided troubleshooting advice for issues with multifocal lenses in these patients.
Study shows the refractive status can lead to disease progression for glaucoma suspects.
Researchers advocate for genetic screening of patients with risk factors.
Dietary vitamin A was not correlated with myopia or axial length, a study shows.
The study suggests SFCT thinning may be secondary to ocular elongation, researchers say.