Weiterbildung: “Myopie Management bei Kindern und Jugendlichen”

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Immer wieder hör ich von Kollegen, dass sie ja gerne auf diese und jene Konferenz, zum Fortbildungsabend oder zum Seminar gekommen wären. Aber das hat halt zeitlich nicht geklappt, sie wurden im Geschäft gebraucht oder der Chef hätte das Seminar nur zum Teil oder gar nicht … Read More

Myopie bei Kinder – Risiken, Mythen und was dahintersteckt

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Geschrieben von Pascal Blaser M.Sc. in Vision Science & Business Dieser Artikel wurde im September 2018 in der Zeitschrift “Optometrie” der Wissenschaftlichen Vereinigung für Augenoptik und Optometrie “VWAO” veröffentlicht. Dies ist ein Zusammenschnitt von zwei unterschiedlichen Artikel von mir in Zusammenarbeit mit Philip Cheng (Australien) und … Read More

Is the iPad making your child’s eyes worse?

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Article from Philip Cheng, B.Optom (Melb) Ocular Therapeutics (Australia) With friendly permission from Philip Cheng   “We’ll take his iPad away”, says his father after learning how much worse his son’s eyes have worsened in one year. The iPad. We all have one. Many children use … Read More

Interview with 2 students from the MyFUN project

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By Pascal Blaser In February 2018, I was invited to Tübingen (Germany) to visit the University, the ZEISS Vision Science Lab and the project MyFun. MyFun is an EU-funded project on myopia research and different universities in Europe have been involved for several years. During a cosy … Read More

Three years experience of myopia control with contact lenses in Berne

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Background Since 2000 the global prevalence of myopia is raising [1]. Today, myopia and associated conditions are considered to belong to the six leading causes of vison loss worldwide [2]. Atropine, pirenzepine and specialty contact lenses are recommended today to delay myopia progression [3]. Contact lenses … Read More

Will ‘Digital vision’ mean a blurry future?

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First publication from M. Cavanagh, Will ‘Digital vision’ mean a blurry future?, Points de Vue, International Review of Ophthalmic Optics, N72, Autumn 2015 Research points to the growing use of digital devices. In parallel, myopia is at epidemic levels in countries around the globe. Taking the … Read More

Effect of Atropine Eye Drops on Choroidal Thinning Induced by Hyperopic Retinal Defocus

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Clinical Study Samuel T.-H. Chiang1,2,3 and John R. Phillips1,2 1School of Optometry and Vision Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand2Department of Optometry, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan3Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan Correspondence should be addressed to John R. Phillips Received 27 April 2017; Revised 5 September … Read More

Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often

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There are many health benefits to kids playing outdoors, not the least of which is preventing myopia. wavebreakmedia/www.shutterstock.com Karla Zadnik, The Ohio State University and Don Mutti, The Ohio State University The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a … Read More

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