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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 11:34
Scientists have discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 19:42
Nearsightedness, or myopia, begins in childhood and often progresses with age.
Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 20:41
Children who regularly play outdoors develop good eyesight with advancing age, a study has found.
Last Updated: Saturday, May 05, 2012, 11:40
Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness.