Researchers investigate how our natural ‘body clock’ could influence short sightedness

14 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight and the Thomas Pocklington Trust are funding research to understand how a disrupted ‘natural body clock’ plays a role in the development of short-sightedness (myopia). Researchers from Ulster University will be studying children at low and high risk of developing myopia by taking saliva samples and analysing melatonin levels combined with data about family

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University of Bristol and Cardiff University: Study finds spending more time in education causes myopia (short-sight)

15 June 2018
Source: University of Bristol

Myopia, or short-sight, is one of leading causes of visual disability in the world. The global prevalence is rising rapidly and has reached epidemic levels in the developed countries of East and Southeast Asia. Now a new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some light on why the length of time spent in education is a causal

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OPO: Parental attitudes to myopia: a key agent of change for myopia control?

16 May 2018
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. The College of Optometrists

Journal of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics Purpose With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to myopia development and control, as a means to inform future health planning and policy. It evaluates, for the first time, the attitude of parents to myopia and its

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Brien Holden Vision Institute: New Myopia Calculator for Practitioners

5 September 2017
Source: IAPB

A new evidence-based myopia ‘calculator’ developed by the Brien Holden Vision Institute will help support clinicians in communicating and educating patients in managing myopia appropriately. The free, simple to use web-based tool runs on a range of electronic devices and merges individual patient information with different optical and pharmacological treatment options to illustrate the impact on their future level of

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WHO report: The impact of Myopia and High Myopia

31 October 2016
Source: WHO, Brien Holden Vision Institute

Report of the Joint World Health Organization–Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 16–18 March 2015 The prevalence of myopia and high myopia is increasing globally at an alarming rate, with significant increases in the risks for vision impairment from pathological conditions associated with high myopia, including retinal damage, cataract and

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Brien Holden Vision Institute: Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

12 February 2016
Source: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology this week. 5 billion to be short-sighted (myopic) by the year 2050 One in ten at risk of blindness Myopia

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