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Vision impairment of over 100 million people correctable: Study

Uncorrected refractive error continues as the leading cause of vision impairment and the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Half the world's people to become myopic by 2050, says study

Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a vision condition in which people can see clearly the objects that are close to eyes but objects far away appear to be blurred to the sight.  

Asthma may increase odds for nearsightedness at young age

Keratoconus makes the rounded, clear covering of the eye, called the cornea, weak, which leads it to become cone-shaped over time. 

First-born kids more likely to be nearsighted

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

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.

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.

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.

Specialty contact lenses may offer myopia cure

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

Gene that leads to myopia identified

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

Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments

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

Gene discovery could pave way for nearsightedness treatments

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

Gene that causes myopia discovered

Scientists have found a gene
responsible for myopia or nearsightedness.

Gene that causes myopia discovered

Scientists have found a gene
responsible for myopia or nearsightedness.