Myopia (nearsightedness) is an important public health problem, which entails substantial societal and personal costs. It is highly prevalent in our society and even more frequent in Asian countries; furthermore, its prevalence may be increasing over time. High myopia contributes to significant loss of vision and blindness. At present, the mechanisms involved in the etiology of myopia are unclear, and there is no way to prevent the condition. Current methods of correction require lifelong use of lenses or surgical treatment, which is expensive and may lead to complications. The rationale for this trial, the Correction of Myopia Evaluation Trial (COMET), arises from the convergence of research involving (1) the link between accommodation and myopia in children and (2) animal models of myopia showing the important role of the visual environment in eye growth. A contribution of this research is that blur is a critical component in the development of myopia. The primary aim of COMET, to evaluate the ...
Purpose : To investigate the axial length and corneal radius of curvature (AL/CR) ratio in high versus low myopes and its relationship with myopia progression. Methods : Baseline AL/CR ratio of the right eyes of 310 high myopes (aged 7 to 16; myopia ≤ -6.00D) from the ZOC-BHVI High Myopia Registry (2012- 2013, Guangzhou, China) and 733 low myopes (aged 6 to 16; myopia -0.50D to -3.50D) from Vision CRC studies (2010-2014, Guangzhou, China) were calculated. Exclusion criteria were ocular disease, surgery or previous treatment for myopia. All participants underwent measurement of axial lengths (AL), corneal radii of curvature (CR) and cycloplegic objective refraction. Low myopes were followed 6 monthly for 12 months. Parental myopia was documented. General linear model was used to test the relationship between AL/CR ratio and spherical equivalent (SE) after adjusting for parental myopia, gender, age, and high versus low myopia. The progression in AL/CR ratio with progression in SE was assessed in ...
Measures for the detection and management of myopia ought to be an integral part of plans for the provision of eye-care services. They ought to be part of general health care for vision impairment due to (i) the uncorrected refractive error associated with related to the increased prevalence of myopia; (ii) the pathologic repercussions of myopia.. The term "myopic macular degeneration" (MMD) should be used scientifically and in research to classify the blinding retinal diseases associated with high myopia. Presently, a number of terms are used, including MMD, myopic maculopathy, myopic retinopathy and myopic choroidal neovascularization.. Epidemiological data are lacking on the occurrence of myopia, high near-sightedness and vision impairment connected with high myopia in Africa, Central America, South America and Oceania. These locations ought to be priorities for future research study.. Interpretations of myopia and high myopia. The medicinal definition of myopia is "a condition in which the ...
The prevalence rate of myopia is rising rapidly in several Asian countries. A prevalence survey conducted in 1995 of 11178 school children in Taiwan were 12 percent for six year old and 84 percent for teenagers 16 o 18 years. Among them, twenty percent were high myopes. While in the United States and Europe the prevalence rate in older adults is 20% to 50%. The rate of progression of myopia is highest in young children, and the average age of stabilization of myopia is approximately 16 years.The onset of myopia may occur at a relatively young age, leading to higher risks of high myopia (myopia at least 6.0 diopters ) in adulthood. High myopia is associated with potentially blinding complications. Therefore, prevention of myopia progression is important in Taiwan, especially in young children.. There is some evidence that atropine eyedrops retard myopia progression in three randomized clinical trials. It is believed that atropine act on muscarinic receptor located in the sclera and through some ...
The effect of myopic defocus on myopia progression was assessed in a two-year prospective study on 94 myopes aged 9{14 years, randomly allocated to an undercorrected group or a fully corrected control group. The 47 experimental subjects were blurred by approximately +0.75 D (blurring VA to 6/12), while the controls were fully corrected. Undercorrection produced more rapid myopia progression and axial elongation (ANOVA, F(1,374)=14.32, p,0.01). Contrary to animal studies, myopic defocus speeds up myopia development in already myopic humans. Myopia could be caused by a failure to detect the direction of defocus rather than by a mechanism exhibiting a zero-point error ...
Children are less likely to develop myopia when they are more often outside. Animal models show that bright laboratory lighting (15,000-25,000 lux) slows deprivation myopia (chick, tree shrew, monkey) and negative lens-induced myopia (chick, tree shrew). Long-term exposure for 3 months to bright light in the lab increases retinal dopamine production and release (chicks); and because a dopamine antagonist was found to cancel the effect of bright light on deprivation myopia (chicks), it was proposed that bright light might inhibit myopia development by stimulating dopamine release from the retina. But does bright light in the lab really reflect the natural conditions outside? Stone and colleagues1 have now compared deprivation myopia development in chicks in animal facilities and in real outdoor settings, with variable weather and illuminances. They found disappointingly small and temporary effects on deprivation myopia, and the effects on retinal dopamine were inconsistent-no effect of outdoor ...
The prevalence of myopia in developed countries in East and Southeast Asia has increased to more than 80% in children completing schooling, whereas that of high myopia has increased to 10%-20%. This poses significant challenges for correction of refractive errors and the management of pathological high myopia. Prevention is therefore an important priority. Myopia is etiologically heterogeneous, with a low level of myopia of clearly genetic origins that appears without exposure to risk factors. The big increases have occurred in school myopia, driven by increasing educational pressures in combination with limited amounts of time spent outdoors. The rise in prevalence of high myopia has an unusual pattern of development, with increases in prevalence first appearing at approximately age 11. This pattern suggests that the increasing prevalence of high myopia is because of progression of myopia in children who became myopic at approximately age 6 or 7 because age-specific progression rates typical of ...
Purpose: To investigate the association between serum vitamin D levels and myopia in young adults. Methods: A total of 946 individuals participating in the 20-year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study were included in this study. Ethnicity, parental myopia, and education status were ascertained by self-reported questionnaire. A comprehensive ophthalmic examination was performed, including postcycloplegic autorefraction and conjunctival UV autofluorescence photography. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) concentrations were determined using mass spectrometry. The association between serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations and prevalent myopia was determined using multivariable logistic regression. Myopia was defined as mean spherical equivalent ≤ −0.5 diopters. Results: Of the 946 participants, 221 (23.4%) had myopia (n = 725 nonmyopic). Myopic subjects had lower serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations compared to nonmyopic participants (median 67.6 vs. 72.5 nmol, P = 0.003). In ...
Myopia ("near-sightedness") is a condition in which the optical system of the eye causes incoming light rays to focus in front of the retina, instead of focusing directly on the retinal surface. Various factors can cause this abnormal focus of light rays, including abnormalities of the lens or cornea, or by an eye that is abnormally long. Myopia is treated with glasses in younger children or, in some cases, contact lenses in older children and teenagers. Refractive surgery, such as Lasik, is generally reserved for adults except for certain limited studies in children less than 18 years of age. High myopia is generally defined as near-sightedness of -6.00 diopters or higher, and is often associated with a very long eye, termed a long "axial length." High myopia generally begins in early childhood, and continued growth of the eye often means that the corrective lens prescription required to allow proper focus may not stabilize until the early adult years. The prevalence of high myopia has been ...
This survey provides the first population-based cross-sectional data on the prevalence of myopia and high myopia and associated risk factors among the older adult in East China. The major finding was that myopia is common in East Chinese resident population with age ≥ 60 years. It indicated that 21.1% subjects had myopia, which was much lower than the rate (41.8%) among Japanese urban population with age ≥ 65 reported in the Tajimi study [18]. However, it was higher than the rate among rural Korean population in the same age group (13.2% in 60-69 years, 15.9% in 70-79 years, and 34.9% in 80+ years) [29]. The prevalence of myopia among older adult population in East China was lower than South China, and approximated North China. Different distribution of myopia in Chinese cities may suggest that environment and lifestyle may play an important role in myopia among older population, except reasons such as differences in ages of subjects included and the examination techniques used in different ...
Myopia, or near-sightedness, is an ocular refractive error of unfocused image quality in front of the retinal plane. Individuals with high-grade myopia (dioptric power greater than -6.00) are predisposed to ocular morbidities such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy. Nonsyndromic, high-grade myopia is highly heritable, and to date multiple gene loci have been reported. We performed exome sequencing in 4 individuals from an 11-member family of European descent from the United States. Affected individuals had a mean dioptric spherical equivalent of -22.00 sphere. A premature stop codon mutation c.157C>T (p.Gln53*) cosegregating with disease was discovered within SCO2 that maps to chromosome 22q13.33. Subsequent analyses identified three additional mutations in three highly myopic unrelated individuals (c.341G>A, c.418G>A, and c.776C>T). To determine differential gene expression in a developmental mouse model, we induced myopia by applying a -15.00D lens over one eye. Messenger ...
Most people do not take Myopia seriously. After all, it is a common vision problem. This condition, (also called nearsightedness or short-sightedness), involves having blurred vision when looking at things far from you while objects near you appear clear. This is assuming you are not wearing glasses or contact lenses.. Perhaps, the notion of myopia as a relatively safe eye condition comes from the fact that most cases improve as one ages, especially with the help of eye glasses or contact lenses. However, very few people know that myopia can actually be a serious problem that can cause vision loss. Read on to learn more about this condition.. Degenerative Myopia. This condition is more severe than other types of nearsightedness. It is associated with changes in the retina and the macula. It progresses rapidly and it can cause severe vision loss and retinal detachment.. Degenerative myopia is believed to be hereditary and is present from the time of birth. Most of the time, however, its symptoms ...
Myopia is the eye disorder with the most rapid increase in prevalence worldwide. It develops in childhood with a peak incidence between 13-15 years. Especially high myopia, a refractive error of -6 diopters or more, increases the risk of permanent visual impairment during adulthood due to structural abnormalities of the retina and optic nerve. The causes of myopia are complex. Lifestyle factors in childhood, such as time spent outdoors and close work are risk factors. Moreover, genetic studies have revealed more than many factors associated with myopia. Pharmacological and optical interventions to inhibit myopia progression are becoming increasingly common. The ultimate goal of this thesis was to gain insight into the causes and consequences of childhood myopia. For this purpose we investigated the environmental and genetic factors of myopia, eye growth in children and ocular biometry development in subjects of the Generation R and ALSPAC study. We studied the consequences of high myopia on ...
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Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is a refractive error that happens when the eye focuses incoming light in front of the retina, rather than directly on it, resulting in blurred distance vision. While an exact cause of progressive myopia is not known, most research indicates that a combination of environmental and genetic factors trigger the condition. First of all, there is evidence that a family history of nearsightedness is a contributing factor. Additionally, spending a lot of time indoors may play a role in myopia development, as studies show that children who spend more time outside have less incidence of myopia. Lastly, near point stress, which can be caused from looking at a near object for an extended period of time, can prompt the eye to grow longer and result in myopia. Several eye doctors recommend following the 20-20-20 rule when using digital devices (stopping every 20 minutes to look 20 feet away for 20 seconds) to reduce near point stress caused by computer use. ...
Myopia is also called nearsightedness. It means that you cannot see long distances without the help of glasses or contact lenses (refractive lenses). On the other hand, you have no trouble seeing objects up close in focus. Myopia is caused by changes to the shape of the eye globe - specifically elongation or lengthening. This impairs the eyes ability to properly focus light that is being projected on the retina. Instead of focusing it right at the retina, it focuses it in front of the retina. Myopias sister - hyperopia, or farsightedness - is the opposite. Because the eye globe is shortened, the light focuses behind the retina.. Children whose parents have myopia are more likely to develop it, but it isnt a cause-and-effect situation. Some childrens ophthalmologists suspect that screen use has something to do with the rise in diagnosis rates, as well. If you suspect your child may have myopia, look for these symptoms:. ...
Both environmental and genetic factors are thought to contribute to the onset and progression of myopia, but it has been suggested that environmental factors have a larger role to play in the rapid increase in the prevalence of myopia. A heavily indoor and near-activity based lifestyle,[16, 17] with less time outdoors,[18] combined with the intense education commencing at very young ages, as occurring in many East Asian countries, are major contributing factors.[16] Evidence is now growing to support the use of interventions in slowing myopia progression. Optical interventions that modulate the visual feedback and environmental interventions promoting increased outdoor time can successfully delay and slow the progress of myopia in an individual. Optical strategies shown to slow the progress of myopia include ortho-K (30% to 57%),[19, 20] multifocal-type soft contact lenses (25% to 72%),[20] and executive bifocals (39% to 51%).[21] Progressive addition spectacles are limited to 15% to 20%.[21] ...
Alternative treatments include orthokeratology contacts. These are special contacts that you sleep in at night and take out in the morning. They work well for low levels of nearsightedness without much astigmatism. Dr. Doss does not fit these lenses but can help you find a provider if you are a good candidate.. Call 205-949-2020 schedule an eye exam or a contact lens consultation with Dr. Rebecca Doss.. *Anstice NS, Phillips JR. Effect of dual-focus contact lens wear on axial myopia progression in children. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jun; 118(6):1152-61.. **Walline JJ, Jones LA, Sinott L, et al. A randomized trial of the effect of soft contact lenses on myopia progression in children. Invest Ophthamol Vis Sci. 2008 Nov;(11):4702-6. ***Chia A, Qing-Shu L, Tam, D. Five-year clinical trial on atropine fore the treatment of myopia 2. Ophthalmology. 2016; ul;. 123:391-9. ...
What causes myopia?. Myopia develops when the eye exhibits unusual structural issues. In some children, the problem might arise if the cornea, which helps incoming light focus at a single point, is overly curved. Other children might have longer than average eyes. A naturally healthy eye assumes a nearly perfectly round shape, but a longer eye makes it more difficult for light to converge at the retina as needed for clear vision.. Why does myopia in children worsen with age?. Children with myopia tend to experience a progressive deterioration of their vision until adulthood. The growing process characteristic of childhood affects many bodily organs, including the eyes. As a result, the eyes may change, making myopia worse. Once the eyes stop their growth, which may not happen until early adulthood, the severity of a persons myopia may begin to stabilize ...
Yam JC, Jiang Y, Tang SM, Law AKP, Chan JJ, Wong E, Ko ST, Young AL, Tham CC, Chen LJ, Pang CP.. PURPOSE: Low-concentration atropine is an emerging therapy for myopia progression, but its efficacy and optimal concentration remain uncertain. Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-concentration atropine eye drops at 0.05%, 0.025%, and 0.01% compared with placebo over a 1-year period.. DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-masked trial.. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 438 children aged 4 to 12 years with myopia of at least -1.0 diopter (D) and astigmatism of -2.5 D or less.. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to receive 0.05%, 0.025%, and 0.01% atropine eye drops, or placebo eye drop, respectively, once nightly to both eyes for 1 year. Cycloplegic refraction, axial length (AL), accommodation amplitude, pupil diameter, and best-corrected visual acuity were measured at baseline, 2 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 12 months. Visual Function ...
The CDC now recognizes progressive myopia (near-sightedness) as an epidemic. There is research to suggest the rapid increase in near-sightedness in the world is related to children spending more time doing near activities (reading, studying, playing computer work) and less time playing outdoors. In addition to increasing outdoor play time, there are medical treatments available to slow down the development of myopia. One such treatment is called ortho-keratology (ortho-k). Ortho-k is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for daytime glasses or contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep. Best of all, this technology has been shown to decrease the rate of myopia development in children. Call the office to learn more about ortho-keratology and other methods of controlling near-sightedness.. ...
Visiting Research Scientist, Brien Holden Vision Institute. A network meta-analysis on myopia control found that use of atropine at different concentrations was significantly superior to other interventions (for example, progressive addition spectacle lenses, multifocal soft contact lenses, orthokeratology, more outdoor activities, etc.)1 Other reviews and meta-analysis similarly concluded that there was less myopic progression with atropine and that both the efficacy and adverse effects were dose-dependent.2, 3. Atropine is a non-selective muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist (mAchR), and the underlying mechanisms by which it controls myopia progression remain unclear. Initially, it was thought that the drug acted via accommodative mechanisms. Later evidence suggested that the mechanism was via non-accommodative pathways,4 with some reports suggesting that atropine exerted its action via retinal amacrine cells and dopamine; when atropine binds to mAchR on the cells, they could release ...
Some animals suffer from shortsightedness and have poor eyesight. In domestic animals, myopia, with or without astigmatism, occurs frequently. Whereas the rhinoceros may suffer from less-than-adequate eyesight, it generally survives by concentrating with its superior hearing and sense of smell. Some reports, however state that it can see better when focusing with one eye, particularly when walking, posturing, and combatting. Myopia, with or without astigmatism, is the most common eye condition in horses. Several types of occlusion myopia have been recorded in tree shrews, macaques, cats and rats, deciphered from several animal-inducing myopia models. Preliminary laboratory investigations using retinoscopy of 240 dogs found myopic problems with varying degrees of refraction errors depending on the breed. In cases involving German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Miniature horses, the refraction errors were indicative of myopia. Nuclear sclerosis of the crystalline lens was noticed in older dogs. ...
What are the symptoms of myopia in children - Sohu maternal and child now, a lot of children at a young age will be myopia. Why is there such a phenomenon? Now more and more advanced science and technology, games, e-books, computers, televisions, every household, so many children brought up on the glasses since childhood. For myopia, the best solution is prevention, and prevention is the premise that parents need to understand what will happen after the child myopia. 1 often frown to say this, mom and dad may feel very strange, myopic close frown what thing? After the study found that some of the decline in vision, or has been myopic children frown. This is mainly because children want to see things. Because they can not see clearly, children like to frown, so that they can see for a while. But always frown will oppress the eye nerve and eye, will make myopia become more and more serious. If Mom and dad found that children often frown, it is best to take the child to do a visual examination, you ...
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, causes close objects to appear clearly, but far ones dont. Myopia can also be caused by a cornea thats not shaped correctly.
Over the years, a range of different environmental factors have been proposed as potentially playing a role in human myopia development, with factors related to near-work, education and academic achievement being a major focus of many studies.[6] More recently, perhaps spurred on by the sometimes equivocal findings of studies examining the association between myopia and near work, a shift in the focus of refractive error research has occurred, with a move away from traditional near work measures and a broader focus on additional potential environmental factors (e.g. outdoor activities).[7] Evidence has been emerging from both human epidemiological studies, and research with animals, that ambient light exposure may be an important additional environmental factor that plays a role in myopia. Animal studies demonstrate that normal eye growth appears to be influenced by environmental light levels, since rearing young chickens in dim ambient light environments has been shown to result in more rapid ...
High degree myopia is often associated to premature cataract.. The appearance or worsening of myopia in advanced age, is usually a sign that cataract is developing.. Cataract surgery can correct myopia via the implant of an intraocular lens with the appropriate strenght. Cataract surgery can also correct myopia and astigmatism.. In case of high degree myopia, cataract surgery requires specific precautions:. ...
This study sought an association between myopia in young Singapore children and parental smoking. A high prevalence and early onset of myopia is well established in this population.12 Our hypothesis was that, because of the pharmacology of nicotine, a link between myopia and passive cigarette smoking could provide pilot evidence for involvement of nicotinic cholinergic receptors in human refractive development. Although it appears that children of mothers who smoked were more likely to have hyperopic refractions, the small number of mothers (n = 23) and lack of association between paternal smoking and myopia argues against the hypothesis that nicotine acetylcholine receptors are the cause of a link between maternal smoking and refractive error development.. In the only pertinent previous report of which we are aware, parental smoking history was included as a risk factor for visual acuity of poorer than 0.7 in at least one eye in a study of 480 students aged 11-12 years in Japan.13 In this ...
PURPOSE To compare the clinical outcome of AT-45 implantation between high myopic eyes and non-high myopic eyes. METHODS Retrospective, non-randomized, comparative trial. The medical charts of 28 patients with 35 eyes who had phacoemulsification and AT-45 implantation were retrospectively reviewed. 13 eyes of 10 patients were included in the high myopic group (axial length | or = 26.0 mm) and 22 eyes of 18 patients were included in the non-high myopic group. The clinical data included unilateral best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and distance-corrected near visual acuity (DCNVA) at 6 months follow-up after the surgery. The results were compared between the two groups. RESULTS In the non-high myopic group, 22 eyes (100%) and 19 eyes (86.4%) achieved a BCVA of 20/25 and 20/20 or better respectively. For the high myopic group, the results were 13 eyes (100%) and 12 eyes (92.3%) respectively, at 6 months after the surgery. In the non-high myopic group, 21 (95.4%) and 7 eyes (31.8%) achieved a DCNVA of
Myopia, more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is the most common refractive condition and affects one in four people in North America. Myopia is when people see near objects more clearly, but distant objects are blurry. Myopia occurs when light rays entering the eye are focused in front of the retina instead of directly on it. Myopia is usually a result of the curvature (power) of the cornea being too strong or the length of the eyeball being too long. In the past, an eye doctor would usually recommend glasses or contact lenses to more strongly focus the light directly onto the retina.. Myopia can be minimal, creating only slight blurring of distance vision. Patients with minimal myopia may be able to read most of the vision chart in the doctors office without glasses. When myopia is moderate, patients are barely able to see the big E on the eye chart without glasses or contact lenses. Such eyes have myopia between 2 and 6 diopters. High myopia exceeds 6 diopters. If you have high or ...
We can use reading glasses to decrease the focusing demand and hope that the progression of near-sightness works. Previous experiments have shown them to be somewhat successful. The National Eye Institute is now studying the effects of bifocals to slow the progression of myopia. Preliminary results suggest that bifocals may or may not slow the progression of near-sightness (myopia). Two new research paper have just been published which demonstrates the positive effect of bifocals in slowing down the progression of myopia. However, the most recent study suggests that bifocals initially slow down the progression of myopia but this is short lived. There are no downsides to wearing the bifocals. If my child was at risk of developing progressive myopia, I would suggest the use of an invisible bifocal while monitoring his/her visual acuity. Click here to view the interactive acuity tester which can be used at home to monitor visual acuity. If the visual acuity in either eye decreases then make an ...
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Purpose. To investigate the relationship between high myopia and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in six proteoglycan genes: aggrecan (ACAN), fibromodulin (FMOD), decorin (DCN), lumican (LUM), keratocan (KERA), and epiphycan (EPYC). These genes were selected for study because they are involved in induced myopia in animals and/or are within the human MYP3 locus identified by linkage analysis of families with high myopia. Methods. Two groups of Chinese subjects were studied: group 1 (300 cases and 300 controls) and group 2 (356 cases and 354 controls). Cases were high myopes with spherical equivalent (SE) ≤ -8.00 D, and controls had SE between +1.0 and -1.0 D. From these candidate genes, 60 tagging SNPs were selected. First, 12 DNA pools were each constructed from 50 samples of the same phenotype from group 1 subjects and were tested for association with the SNPs. Second, putatively positive SNPs were confirmed by individual genotyping of group 1 subjects. Finally, positive results were ...
The clinical characteristics of the study subjects are shown in Table 2 and Figure 1. Although there was a slight preponderance of men (about 65%) in the myopia and control groups from Chaoshan, only about 49% of the Han Chinese patients with myopia were male as opposed to 64% of the control group. The ages of the patients and controls in both groups were similar, averaging about 21.6-22.2 years old (Table 2). Although the diagnosis of high myopia in this study was based on refraction, the axial lengths of patients with myopia in the Chaoshan and Guangzhou groups were similar, about 26 mm, while those of the controls in both groups averaged between 23 and 24 mm. The refraction in diopters was also similar between patients in both groups, although the mean was slightly higher (−6.52 OD, −6.37 OS) in the Chaoshan group than in the Guangzhou group (−7.28 OD, −7.20 OS); the values for the controls from both groups were close to 0. All markers were in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (p,0.05) in ...
Purpose: To investigate whether myopia is becoming more common across Europe and explore whether increasing education levels, an important environmental risk factor for myopia, might explain any temporal trend. Design: Meta-analysis of population-based, cross-sectional studies from the European Eye Epidemiology (E3 ) Consortium. Participants: The E3 Consortium is a collaborative network of epidemiological studies of common eye diseases in adults across Europe. Refractive data were available for 61 946 participants from 15 population-based studies performed between 1990 and 2013; participants had a range of median ages from 44 to 78 years. Methods: Noncycloplegic refraction, year of birth, and highest educational level achieved were obtained for all participants. Myopia was defined as a mean spherical equivalent 0.75 diopters. A random-effects metaanalysis of age-specific myopia prevalence was performed, with sequential analyses stratified by year of birth and highest level of educational ...
Increased time outdoors can help prevent myopia onset and lower the myopic shift in refractive error, reported Shuyu Xiong, and coauthors, in a recent study. However, spending time outdoors did not slow myopic progression in eyes that already had myopia. The investigators meta-analysis and review included 25 articles, 23 of which involved children. They found a significant protective effect from outdoor time for incident myopia and prevalent myopia. "With dose-response analysis, an inverse nonlinear relationship was found with increased time outdoors reducing the risk of incident myopia," they wrote. "Also, pooled results from clinical trials indicated that when outdoor time was used as an intervention, there was a reduced myopic shift of -0.30 D (in both myopes and nonmyopes) compared with the control group after 3 years of follow-up." Still, when only myopes were considered, a relationship was not found between time outdoors and myopic progression. Future studies can focus on evaluating the ...
Myopia is generally a progressive condition that sees the eye growing and changing in shape and the distance vision becoming increasingly out of focus. Glasses and contact lenses will correct for any prescription level at that point in time and sharpen the vision up. If the prescription further increases, then the vision will blur again and a stronger prescription will be prescribed. In recent years researchers have increasingly focussed their efforts on how to prevent myopia progressing and the best methods to do this. Standard myopic contact lenses with a single focal zone do not do this effectively; they simply correct the current visual defect. However research has shown that peripheral focus likely plays an important role in progression of myopia, so current recommendations are that Multifocal contacts that have distance vision in the middle of the lens and a zone of stronger power around this are a good option to try to slow down the rate of change. The best method currently available is ...
Myopia is a public health problem in the world and its prevalence and incidence are rising in recent years. Studies have shown that myopia is a kind of complex genetic diseases. And sclera-remodeling plays an important role in the development of myopia. The recent research advances in association with both sclera-remodeling relevant gene polymorphisms and myopia are reviewed in this article. (Chin J Ophthalmol, 2016, 52: 876-880).
Myopia progression is the progressive increase in the amount of nearsightedness in children due to eyeball elongation (axial elongation).
Myopia is the medical term used to describe nearsightedness, one of the most common problems of the eye. It is the most prevalent type of refractive error in
Myopia, also called near-sightedness or short-sightedness, is a problem with the focusing ability of the eye. It is when the eye is not able to focus properly on objects in the distance. This condition is very common and it often occurs with many members of the same family. It happens when the lens becomes a different shape (too curved) from usual, or when the eye is longer than normal, so light entering the eye focuses on a point in front of the retina, rather than right on it. This makes distant objects look blurry. People with myopia often squint while watching television or trying to see distant objects. Sudden myopia can often be the first symptom of Type II Diabetes. In most cases, it can be fixed easily using glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. ...