Too much screen time linked to an epidemic of myopia among young people

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Written by Prof. Langis Michaud OD, MSC, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS, FBCLA Dr. Michaud is a full professor and chief of the contact lens department at École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal. He is also a consultant or advisor to Blanchard and has received educational funding from Allergan; … 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

Axial Length in Orthokeratology Patients: Large Case Series

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Research article from Michael J Lipson*, Jordan K Harris, Henry D Lather, Leslie M Niziol and David C Musch With friendly permission from Michael J Lipson Citation: Lipson MJ, Harris JK, Lather HD, Niziol LM, Musch DC (2016) Axial Length in Orthokeratology Patients: Large Case Series. … Read More

Myopia Control part of “GP ANNUAL REPORT 2017”

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This is an part of the article from the GP ANNUAL REPORT 2017. Republished with permission of Contact Lens Spectrum, Copyright 2017, all rights reserved. Written by EDWARD S. BENNETT, OD, MSED MYOPIA CONTROL The most significant news regarding orthokeratology (ortho-k) in the last year is that, contrary to … Read More

Praktisk og bevisbasert myopi kontroll

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Tekst: Erik Robertstad & Nick Dash Article was first printed on Journal of the Norwegian Association of Optometry (www.optikerne.info) PDF Myopi er en gåte som har forundret forskere i lang tid. De siste årene er det kommet omfangsrike studier på hvorfor myopi utvikles og hvilke tiltak man … Read More

Contact lenses worthwhile option for preteens, children

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This Article was original published at www.aoa.org Date of first publication : 07/2017 Age 16 stands out among life’s milestones: drivers’ licenses, first jobs-and contact lenses? It’s not unusual for parents, or even doctors, to set this age limit, yet research shows that contact lenses are a … Read More

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