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Outdoor light may reduce myopia in kids

This study has revealed that the major cause of myopia is lack of adequate outdoor light and not remaining glued to computer screen or television.

First-born kids more likely to be nearsighted

Reduced parental investment in education of children with later birth order may be partly responsible.

One billion people at risk of blindness by 2050

 Nearly one billion people could be at risk of blindness by the middle of the century if an emerging short-sightedness (myopia) epidemic is ignored, said researchers.

2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

Currently, it's estimated that over 2 billion people in the world suffer from myopia.

Gene that can cause nearsightedness identified

Researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia in people who spend at least an hour each day in childhood reading or doing other "near work."

Here's how you can predict nearsightedness in kids

 A new study has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade.

Can daylight in schools protect eyesight of kids?

A century-old belief that high daylight levels in schools could prevent short sight or myopia may be true even today, suggests a study.

Is being cooped up in school cause of Myopia 'epidemic'?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, has assumed 'epidemic' proportions in the last 30 years, with some countries reporting prevalence of 80-90 percent - and the reason could simply be lack of adequate light in classrooms.

Poor vision more common in China's well-off kids: Study

A study involving 20,000 children in China said Thursday that poor kids are far less likely to be nearsighted than their wealthier peers.

Myopia increases with higher education: Study

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.

Study links nearsightedness to higher education

A new study has revealed that attaining higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness or myopia.

Smartphones cause rise in myopia: Surgeon

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

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

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

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

Digital boom means boom in kids with poor eyes too

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

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

Children should spend time outdoors to prevent myopia

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

Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems: Study

Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness.

Remain outdoors to reduce nearsightedness

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