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Myopia increases with higher education: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:55

Washington: A new study has revealed that that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. According to German researchers, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development and suggested that students should spend time outdoors.

Smartphones cause rise in myopia: Surgeon

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 16:58

If smartphones have made our lives easier, there is a flip side too -- they cause vision impairment, says a leading laser eye surgeon.

Gene mutations behind Myopia identified

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 17:43

Mutations in a gene that helps regulate copper and oxygen levels in eye tissue are associated with a severe form of nearsightedness, according to a study at Duke Medicine.

Spending time outdoors could reduce risk of nearsightedness in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 13:16

Two new studies add to the growing evidence that nearsightedness in children could be prevented or minimized by spending time outdoors.

24 new genes behind short-sightedness identified

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 11:34

Scientists have discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).

Digital boom means boom in kids with poor eyes too

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 18:00

With increasing access to computers, smart phones, 3D television, ipads and numerous other gadgets, childhood myopia has become a huge risk for urban children, say experts.

Specialty contact lenses may offer myopia cure

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 19:42

Nearsightedness, or myopia, begins in childhood and often progresses with age.

Children should spend time outdoors to prevent myopia

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 20:41

Children who regularly play outdoors develop good eyesight with advancing age, a study has found.

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