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Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239 Key Points Question  Is home confinement due to coronavirus disease 2019 associated with the burden of myopia? Findings  In this cross-sectional study that included 194 904 photoscreening tests conducted in 123 535 children, a substantial...
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Top Breakthrough Discovery | Published April 2019 in Nature Cell Biology After discovering a light-dependent molecular pathway that regulates how blood vessels develop in the eye, scientists at Cincinnati Children’s suggest it may be possible to use light therapy to help preterm infants avoid life-long vision problems. A study in mouse models reveals that normal function of...
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Top Breakthrough Discovery | Published April 2019 in Nature Cell Biology After discovering a light-dependent molecular pathway that regulates how blood vessels develop in the eye, scientists at Cincinnati Children’s suggest it may be possible to use light therapy to help preterm infants avoid life-long vision problems. A study in mouse models reveals that normal function of...
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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan-Mar; 27(1): 10–13.Published online 2020 Apr 29. doi: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_20_19 PMCID: PMC7276173PMID: 32549718 Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of electromagnetic waves (EMWs) emitted by a mobile phone on the intraocular pressure (IOP) in the eyeball. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 166 eyes from 83 individuals...
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Myopia (near-sightedness): Increased time spent indoors  and increased “near work” activities are leading to more people suffering from myopia. Increased outdoor time can reduce this risk. For more information about the report please see: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-10-2019-who-launches-first-world-report-on-vision   Image credit: (Craig Chivers/CBC) Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/myopia-children-1.4627366 Too much screen time linked to an...
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Neurochem Int. 2019 Feb 27. pii: S0197-0186(18)30627-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2019.02.018. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Neurones are dependent on their mitochondria to produce the necessary amounts of ATP for survival. Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) have a particularly large number of mitochondria which-unlike neurones in the brain-are exposed to visual light of 400-850 nm. Here we demonstrate that short...
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