Articles related to MYOPIA/HYPEROPIA
Comparison of Myopia Progression among Myopic Children with Intermittent Exotropia and No Strabismus
This study raises questions about the efficacy of strabismus surgery in affecting myopia progression in pediatric patients with intermittent exotropia.
Optometry September 26th 2023
Is There Any Association between Nutrition and Myopia? A Systematic Review
Explore the intricate relationship between nutrition and myopia through this systematic review, which highlights the need for more rigorous, longitudinal studies to clarify inconsistent findings.
Optometry August 28th 2023
Pediatric Myopia Management: Why It’s More Than Just a Pair of Glasses
Explore the complexity of childhood myopia, a disorder that affects about 25% of people worldwide. Learn about the dangers, issues, and potential remedies that can help protect our kids’ vision.
Optometry July 24th 2023
Evaluation of a Pilot Protocol for Detecting Infant Hyperopia
A pilot screening program evaluated the efficacy of tropicamide autorefraction for identifying high hyperopia in infants, presenting an opportunity for optometrists to detect and address this prevalent condition early on, potentially preventing future vision problems. Optometrists play a vital role in identifying and managing vision conditions in patients of all ages. A recent study conducted a pilot screening program to evaluate the effectiveness of tropicamide autorefraction in detecting high hyperopia in 2-month-old infants. The aim was to identify the prevalence of this condition and explore an early detection method suitable for a pediatric medical practice in Columbus, Ohio. The study involved 473 infants, with a gender distribution of 55.4% female, who attended their 2-month well-baby visit at a pediatrician’s medical practice. Cycloplegic refractive error measurements were taken using retinoscopy and the Welch Allyn SureSight autorefractor. A subset of 35 infants with a hyperopia measurement of ≥+5.00 D in the most hyperopic meridian during the screening underwent repeat cycloplegic retinoscopy (using 1% cyclopentolate) during a subsequent visit. The results showed that out of the 473 infants, 28 (5.9%) had high hyperopia with a spherical equivalent of ≥+5.00 D. Additionally, 61 infants (12.9%) exhibited high hyperopia in at least one meridian of […]
Optometry May 31st 2023
Researchers Explain How Reading Might Contribute to Myopia
A recent study by researchers at SUNY suggests that reading may contribute to myopia progression. The study found that the images formed by our eyes during reading lack the diversity of contrasts and visual motion needed to activate major visual pathways that are important for visual development. Factors such as low light, low contrast, and the lack of self-motion make reading less effective at stimulating these pathways compared to activities like walking. The study’s findings suggest that reducing near work, such as reading, may be an effective strategy to prevent myopia progression.
Optometry April 20th 2023