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Mild vision impairment found in highly myopic, healthy eyes

May 4, 2016

SEATTLE – Researchers found mild visual impairment in a significant percentage of patients with high myopia but no ocular pathology.

Monica Jong, PhD, BOptom, and colleagues reported here at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting that they evaluated 646 subjects with high myopia but no pathology who were part of the Zhongsham Ophthalmic Centre-Brien Holden Vision Institute high myopia study in Guangzhou, China. Patients were between 7 and 63 years old with myopia of 6 D or worse in both eyes.

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VIDEO: Researchers work to improve vision achieved with retinal prostheses

May 4, 2016
SEATTLE — At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, Andrew Weitz, MD, of the USC Roski Eye Institute, describes research underway to improve…
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Visual skill training improves reading skills

May 4, 2016
SEATTLE – Children reading below grade level showed improved reading outcomes after basic visual skill training when compared to traditional reading training…
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VIDEO: Connectomics used to aggregate data on effects of low vision on visual pathways

May 4, 2016
SEATTLE — At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, James Weiland, MD, of the USC Roski Eye Institute, describes connectomics in low vision, a…
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VIDEO: LADDER trial underway to compare long-term port delivery of ranibizumab with monthly injections

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE — At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, Jill Hopkins, MD, medical director at Genentech, describes the company's LADDER trial, an…
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Survey shows awareness of blue light remains low

May 2, 2016
Results of a survey conducted by VSP Vision showed that the majority of parents are not aware of the impact of blue…
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Disruptive technology – Sometimes beneficial, sometimes ‘scary’

May 2, 2016
NEW YORK – A panel of experts discussed the industry’s resistance to change in light of technological…
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Study: Hypochlorous acid eliminates nearly all staph from lower lids

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – Saline containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid was found to reduce Staphylococcus overall from the skin…
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