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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.

Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems: Study

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.

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