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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.

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.

Remain outdoors to reduce nearsightedness

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 11:39

More time spent outdoors is likely to stave off the risk of nearsightedness.

Gene that leads to myopia identified

Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 18:44

Scientists have identified a gene whose mutation leads to myopia or nearsightedness.

Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments

Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010, 00:00

The discovery could aid scientists to come up with new treatments for nearsightedness or myopia.

Gene that causes myopia discovered

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 00:00

Scientists have found a gene responsible for myopia or nearsightedness.

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