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Myopia associated with vitamin D deficiency, study finds

August 14, 2014

Young adults with myopia were found to have significantly lower levels of vitamin D, according to a study recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

The study included 946 participants who were enrolled in the 20-year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study between March 2010 and April 2012.

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Corrective surgery beneficial for adult strabismus patients

August 8, 2014
Adult strabismus patients who underwent corrective surgery demonstrated beneficial gains in their ocular misalignment and improvement in quality of life, according to…
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Parents underestimate children’s digital device use

July 28, 2014
According to an American Optometric Association survey, parents underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices.Eye care practitioners are concerned that…
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Eye scanner accurately identifies strabismus, amblyopia in preschool children

July 11, 2014
A new eye scanner identified strabismus and/or amblyopia in preschool-aged children more accurately than a widely-used autorefractor, according to study findings.The…

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Myopia associated with vitamin D deficiency, study finds

August 14, 2014
Young adults with myopia were found to have significantly lower levels of vitamin D, according to a study recently published in Investigative
In the Journals

Corrective surgery beneficial for adult strabismus patients

August 8, 2014
Adult strabismus patients who underwent corrective surgery demonstrated beneficial gains in their ocular misalignment and improvement in quality of…
Industry News

Parents underestimate children’s digital device use

July 28, 2014
According to an American Optometric Association survey, parents underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices.Eye care practitioners…
In the Journals

Eye scanner accurately identifies strabismus, amblyopia in preschool children

July 11, 2014
A new eye scanner identified strabismus and/or amblyopia in preschool-aged children more accurately than a widely-used autorefractor, according to…
In the Journals

Propranolol treatment of hemangiomas produces positive results in infants

July 7, 2014
Propranolol treatment significantly reduced refractive error and anisometropia in infants with periocular capillary hemangiomas, according to study…
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Speakers urge clinicians to screen patients for binocular vision dysfunction

June 27, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Vertical heterophoria and superior oblique palsy can cause a variety of symptoms that, if not diagnosed properly, can lead to…
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Saccadic eye training associated with improved reading fluency, study shows

June 19, 2014
Elementary students demonstrated higher reading fluency scores after saccadic eye training, as reported in a new Clinical Pediatrics study. Leong…
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NEI awards grant to NSU College of Optometry

June 18, 2014
Nova Southeastern University announced last week that its College of Optometry will receive up to $556,532 from the National Eye Institute.As…
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Low oxygen saturation decreases incidence of ROP, death in low-weight infants

June 17, 2014
Controlled oxygen administration and improved neonatal care reduced the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity and mortality in very low…
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Test developed to identify gene mutations linked to retinoblastoma

June 12, 2014
Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced Monday that researchers have developed a sequencing test for retinoblastoma.The RB1 NextGen sequencing…
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