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Plano, The Myopia App to Handle the Epidemic Gets Downloaded by More Than 100k Indian Parents
The Plano app was developed to reduce the onset of myopia in children. This good intent has lead to the app to reach a milestone of 100k downloads within a short period. India's smartphone penetration has been growing at a phenomenal pace, especially in recent years. Now at a staggering 374,893,000 smartphone users, India has the second-highest number of users in the world, only after China. In 2021 the figure is expected to almost triple to 829 million smartphone users. Although the rapid uptake ...

Time to End Vision Loss Caused by Uncorrected Myopia
Vision loss from uncorrected myopia affects millions of people across the world. However, providing community vision screening programs, regular eye check-ups and spectacles can save millions of people's eyesight. ul class="group-list" li538 million people with vision impairment from uncorrected myopia/li liResulting productivity loss of US (Dollor) 244 billion/li liRepresents over 1% of GDP in the East Asia, South Asia, and South East Asia regions/li liInvestment of US (Dollor) 20 billion ...

New Hydrogel Contact Lens May Treat Serious Eye Disease More Effectively
New hydrogel contact lens could be a viable therapeutic option for treating corneal melting. The findings of the study are published in the journal iACS Biomaterials Science (and) Engineering/i. A team of researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness worldwide. The incurable eye disease can be initiated by a number of different ...

New Contact Lens Patch to Treat Eye Diseases Discovered
Newly developed contact lens patch with microneedles can treat eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration effectively and painlessly, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal iNature Communications/i. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a 'contact lens' patch with microneedles that could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration....

Could Short Sight Problems and Summer Births in Twins be Related?
Twins born during the summer season and those who play video games a lot are at an increased risk of short-sightedness (myopia), finds a new study. The findings of this study are published in the IBritish Journal of Ophthalmology/I. Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing short or nearsightedness (myopia) in childhood, indicates a twin study. But fertility treatment may be protective, the findings suggest. Myopia is defined as ...

New 'bandage' Contact Lens can Treat Corneal Injuries
A new therapeutic contact lens develoepd acts as a bandage for eye surface injuries. Australian researchers have developed this bandage with an idea to improve treatment for major corneal injuries. The "bandage" would consist of cells with special wound-healing properties, with the cells "isolated from donor eye tissue and subsequently attached to the inner surface of a special type of contact lens", Xinhua news agency quoted Damien Harkin, Professor at the Queensland University of Technology....

Color-changing Contact Lens Can Improve Monitoring of Eye Disease Treatments
Newly developed color-changing contact lens can enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal iACS Applied Materials (and) Interfaces/i. For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help ...

New Study Focuses on New Drug Targets for Myopia
Pathways underlying myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are different, not opposite, revealed study published in journal PLOS Biology and conducted by Andrei Tkatchenko of Columbia University and colleagues. Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long, increasing the distance between lens and retina such that the image produced by the lens comes into focus at a point in front of, rather than on, the retina. In hyperopia, the opposite occurs; the eye is too short, and the focal point is behind the retina....

Eye Infection in Contact Lens Wearers May Cause Blindness
The cases of rare beye infection/b which can cause bblindness/b is increasing in contact lens wearers, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the iBritish Journal of Ophthalmology/i. Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London noticed that a microorganism known as Acanthamoebaamoeba present in water is the reason behind it. Hence people who wear contacts are being urged to avoid the lenses coming in contact with water. The microscopic amoeba infects ...

Insufficient Sunlight - A Trigger for Myopia
A total of 161 genetic factors associated with myopia have been identified by experts at the Mainz University Medical Center. The findings of the study show that binsufficient sunlight is an important trigger in the development of myopia/b. a href="https:www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/myopia.htm?utm_source=medindia (and) utm_medium=widget (and) utm_content= (and) utm_campaign=news-link" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" alt="Myopia/Short Sightedness" title="Myopia/Short Sightedness"Myopia, also ...

Special Contact Lenses to Reduce Myopia Progression
bHighlights:/bul class="group-list punch-points"liMyopia or short-sightedness is extremely common today /liliMyopia is usually treated with spectacles, lenses and laser surgery/liliSpecial contact lenses have been suggested as a possible treatment to reduce myopia progression/li/ul bA company that manufactures contact lenses has tested a particular type of contact lens in a three-year long period that could possibly reduce the progression of myopia or short-sightedness in young children/b....

Soft Contact Lens Safe For Children Just as They Are For Adults
Soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents as they risk of safety problems may even be lower in younger children compared to teens and adults. The risk possibly reflects a lower rate of behaviors associated with increased risk for complications, suggests the report by Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO, of University of Houston College of Optometry. "In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in fitting children with contact lenses," Dr. Bullimore writes....

Lower Risk of Infection Found With LASIK Than With Contacts Over Time
Traditionally contacts were thought to be safer than a surgical procedure, an analysis by ophthalmologists from the Hamilton Eye Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center indicates otherwise. A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) patients indicates that over time the infection rate for the contact lens ...

Now Biosensor Contact Lens Can Detect Glucose Levels
bHighlights:/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liTransparent biosensors developed using low cost semiconductor material have been embedded on contact lenses to detect glucose levels/liliThese can be worn by the patient and will help in continuous monitoring of the patient/liliThe biosensors will help in early detection of illnesses/li/ul Doctors could soon monitor a href="http:www.medindia.net/patients/calculators/bloodsugar_chart.asp" target="_blank" ...

Contact Lens Therapy Effective in Slowing Myopia Progression
bHighlights/b ul class = (and) #23364;roup-list punch-points (and) #65533; li Myopia in children can lead to glaucoma, cataract, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy if not treated./li li Dual-focus contact lens was effective in slowing myopia progression./li li The lens was well accepted by children and did not affect their daily activities such as school work, reading, playing outside, and computer use./li/ul Myopia or near sightedness among children is growing and a groundbreaking ...

Exposure to Sunlight may Reduce Myopia Risk in Adulthood
Teenagers who are exposed to increased amounts of sunlight are less likely to develop myopia or nearsightedness in adulthood. According to the study, higher exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) between ages 14 and 29 years may have reduced odds of myopia or nearsightedness -- a condition in which close objects appear clearly, but far ones do not -- in adulthood. For the study, the research team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Britain, examined the association of myopia ...

Patients Report New Visual Symptoms After LASIK Surgery
Patient-reported visual symptoms, dry eye symptoms after a LASIK (Laser insitu keratomileusis) surgery in the Patient - Reported Outcomes with LASIK (PROWL) studies were examined by a research team from the United States Food and Drug Administration. The study was published online by iJAMA Ophthalmology./i The PROWL-1 study was a single-military center study of 262 active-duty Navy personnel (average age, 29 years). The PROWL-2 study was a study of 312 civilians (average age, 32 years) ...

Intraocular Lens Surgery Safe and Effective in Patients Unsuitable for LASIK
While laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy or PRK have been successful for many patients, those who are extremely nearsighted or astigmatic often are unsuitable for these procedures. People who are unsuitable for LASIK may benefit from a surgical procedure using intraocular lenses. The technique uses lens replacements instead of lasers. Phakic intraocular collamer lenses, also called Phakic IOLs or ICLs, have been found safe and effective after ...

New Contact Lens May Help In Non-Invasive Testing of Glucose Levels
A new technology is being developed by researchers that could allow non-invasive testing of glucose levels, via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears. Current method to monitor glucose levels involve a medication process along with a painful fingerpick blood test. Glucose is a good target for optical sensing, and can be used as an alternative approach, the study said. "It should be noted that glucose is present not only in the blood but also in tears, and thus accurate monitoring ...

Hands-Free Drug Dispensing for Eye Pressure Using Special Contact Lens
bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liContact lens that delivers drug for glaucoma patients for 6 months developed by researchers. /liliIncreased concentration of the drug in the lens is found to be more effective in controlling eye pressure than eye drops./liliThis method of drug delivery eliminates hindrances associated with eye drops. /li/ul A team of researchers have identified a novel method of dispensing eye drops for ...

Serious Eye Infections Linked To Improper Care Of Contact Lens
Contact lenses are so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget that they're actual medical devices, with small but real medical risks. About 41 million people in the U.S. wear them. Ananalysispublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined 1,075 reports of corneal infections related to contact lens use from the Food and Drug Administration'sMedical Device Report databaseover a decade from 2005 to 2015. These contact lens-related eye infections can lead to long-lasting eye damage but are often preventable....

Factors That Contribute to Contact Lens Discomfort
Nearly 50 percent of contact lens wearers experience dryness or discomfort at least occasionally. New research aimed at understanding and managing this common and complex problem is presented in the special August issue of iOptometry and Vision Science/i, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The 25 papers in the special issue bring together the most current research on contact lens discomfort--likely the single biggest problem facing everyone involved with contact lenses, according to Feature Issue Guest Editor Jason J....

Contact Lens may Predict Glaucoma Progression
ul class="group-list punch-points"li Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness around the world. /li li It is associated with raised intraocular pressure and optic nerve damage. /li li A smart contact lens may be able to track the changes in intraocular pressure. /li li The lens can help determine response to treatment and progression of the disease. /li/ul a href="http:www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/general-info-about-glaucoma.htm" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" ...

Genetic Factors Responsible for Heterogeneity of Myopia Identified
There has been a massive rise in the prevalence of short-sightedness across the globe in recent decades and this upwards trend is continuing. Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight. The causes are both genetic and environmental. The Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) has now made important progress towards understanding the mechanisms behind the development of the condition. This international group of ...

Contact Lens With Built in Camera Patented
ul class="group-list punch-points"liSamsung develops Smart Contact Lens/liliIt has an inbuilt camera, a tiny display, Wi-Fi antennas and sensors/liliThe company has filed for its patent in South Korea/li/ul With the world turning towards newer technological innovations in wearable devices, one of the leading smartphone developer has revealed its sci-fi vision for the future. Samsung has reportedly applied for a patent on its new wearable technology ...

Contact Lens Triggers Complete Blindness in an Elderly from England
Getting rid of boring spectacles and wearing contact lenses may seem trendy but the complications associated with it are still unknown. Contact lenses can trigger eye infections that may even result in complete or partial blindness.An elderly man in Braunton, England has been affected with a rare eye infection caused due to contact lenses. It has destroyed his cornea completely.The 63-year-old has been diagnosed with Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK), an infection caused by a microorganism found in water....

Myopia may Help in Developing 'Customized' Intraocular Lenses
Myopia, or nearsightedness, significantly affects the muscles used in focusing the lens of the eye -- a finding with important implications for the development of "accommodating" implanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) that can adjust to different visual distances. This was reported in a study in the January issue of iOptometry and Vision Science/i, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Differences in the diameter of the ciliary muscles ...

Researchers Identify Gene That Makes Children Five Times Likelier to Develop Myopia
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is the most common refractive error of the eye in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. Researchers have now discovered a gene that causes myopia in people who spend at least an hour each day in childhood reading or doing other near work. Using a database of approximately 14,000 people, the research team found that those with a certain variant of the gene - called APLP2 - were five times more likely to develop myopia in their ...

iDesign Advanced Wavescan Studio System By Abbott a Boon For LASIK Procedure
A new LASIK system, iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System, released by Abbott has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently. The system plays a vital role in the LASIK procedure by generating a high-definition scan that measures irregularities of the eye that may impact vision. In just 3 seconds of the scan duration the device takes 1,200 readings of the eye. It also measures the shape of the cornea, the passage of light through the eye, and pupil size under different illumination....

Google Smart Contact Lens may Measure Blood-Sugar Levels in Next Five Years
Google is reportedly developing a smart contact lens that will measure a wearer's glucose levels by testing their tears. This could potentially remove the need for diabetics to prick their fingers and draw blood to check their blood-sugar levels. In a patent application, Google showed off potential designs for how it could package a smart contact lens. Google has previously said it is speaking to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about potentially testing its lens, and that general ...

Here's How You can Identify Children Most Likely to Develop Myopia
A new study conducted at Ohio State University has identified a single test that can predict which kids will become nearsighted by the eighth grade. The study surveyed 4,500 US children over 20 years and assessed 13 potential risk factors for nearsightedness to determine the strongest single predictor or set of predictors that could identify those children most likely to develop myopia. Dr.Karla Zadnik, professor and dean of the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University and lead author ...

Changes in Lipid Layer of Tear Film may Cause Contact Lens Discomfort
A study in the December issue of American Academy of Optometry says that changes in the lipid layer of the eyes' natural tear film may contribute to the common problem of contact lens discomfort. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams (and) Wilkins/a, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health/a. Applying a liposomal eyelid spray appears to reduce drying of the tear film and help make wearing contact lenses more comfortable, according to the pilot study by Fiona Stapleton, PhD, FAAO, of University ...

Myopia Increases With Higher Level of Education
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, reveals a new study. According to German researchers, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development and suggested that students should spend time outdoors. Researchers at the University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany examined nearsightedness in 4,658 Germans ages 35 to 74, excluding anyone with cataracts ...

More Years Spent in School Linked to Increased Risk of Myopia
Attaining higher levels of education and spending more years in school could increase the severity and prevalence of nearsightedness or myopia. Published online this month in iOphthalmology/i, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the research is the first population-based study to demonstrate that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development of myopia. While common, nearsightedness has become even more prevalent around the world in recent years and presents ...

Bacteria Survive Longer in Contact Lens Cleaning Solution Than Thought: Research
Official figures indicate that bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis in the UK annually. The latter is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision. The use of contact lenses has been identified as a particular risk factor for microbial keratitis. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference in Liverpool, shows that a bacterial strain associated with more ...

Drug-Eluting Contact Lens can Lead to More Effective Treatment for Glaucoma
A team of American researchers has developed a drug-eluting contact lens that can provide prolonged delivery of latanoprost, a common drug used for the treatment of glaucoma, making a eye drop-free world another step closer to reality. The study's lead author Joseph Ciolino from Massachusetts Eye and Ear said in general, eye drops are an inefficient method of drug delivery that has notoriously poor patient adherence. This contact lens design can potentially be used as a treatment for glaucoma ...

Why Does Contact Lens Discomfort Occur?
Research indicates that contact lens discomfort (CLD) may be the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction with, and discontinuation of, contact lens wear throughout the world. However, there is little agreement among vision researchers and eye care professionals about how to define and manage its causes. "Up to half of all contact lens wearers experience CLD," explained Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. "However, there is no global ...

Excessive Smartphone Use in Kids Linked to Increased Risk of Myopia
Kids as young as seven may risk suffering from screen sightedness owing to excessive use of smartphones, a new study revealed. According to David Allamby, founder of Focus Clinics, myopia in young adults and kids may rise by 50 per cent within the next decade and the trend led him to dub the condition 'screen sightedness,' the Daily Express reported About 50 percent of all Brits have a smartphone and spend on average about two hours daily using them. Research has shown that users keep ...

Switching to Another Type of Contact Lens or Lens Care Product can Help in Overcoming Discomfort from Contact Lenses
A new study titled Effect of Lens and Solution Choice on the Comfort of Contact Lens Wearers that has been published in the journal Optometry and Vision Science suggests that switch to a different type of contact lens or lens care product can help you overcome the discomfort from your contact lenses. The journal is published byLippincott Williams (and) Wilkins/a, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health/a."Ocular comfort and symptoms in symptomatic contact lens wearers can be perceptibly improved by ...

Scientists Discover New Genes Behind Myopia
24 new genes that cause myopia or short-sightedness have been identified by scientists. Myopia is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide, and currently there is no cure. These findings could lead to finding better treatments or ways of preventing the condition in the future. During visual development in childhood and adolescence the eye grows in length, but in myopes it grows too long, and light entering the eye is then focused in front of the retina rather than on it....

Brit Woman Lost Eye To Contact Lens Fungus Infection
A 42-year-old British woman has claimed to have lost her left eye to contact lens fungus infection. Jacqueline Stone, a maths teaching assistant from Essex, spent 17 weeks in hospital after wearing the lenses, The Sun reported. The woman had bought the "all-day comfort" lenses online. "They felt uncomfortable all day. When I took them out, the left one had stuck to my eye," she told the daily. She said her vision became blurred and she was given drops by her doctor. "A white ...

Potential Cure for Myopia Developed
Specialty contact lenses developed by scientists offer cure for myopia (nearsightedness). Nearsightedness, or myopia, begins in childhood and often progresses with age. Standard prescription lenses can correct the defocus but do not cure nearsightedness, and do not slow progression rates as children grow. It develops when the eye is too long, making it difficult to focus light from distant objects on the retina. Glasses or contact lenses that correct the defocus on the main visual ...

Glue Mixture Could Improve Safety of LASIK Eye Surgery
An adhesive may reduce risks after laser vision correction surgery, say Kansas State University researchers. Stacy Littlechild, a recent bachelor's degree graduate in biology originally from Wakeeney, is the lead author of two studies that describe a new protocol involving (and) #64257;brinogen, ribo (and) #64258;avin and ultraviolet light that could improve the safety of the corrective surgery. One study that demonstrates the ability of a glue to bind corneal surfaces has been published in ...

Study Reveals Myopia Rates Low in Bounty Mutiny Descendants
An Australian study has revealed that the rates of myopia are the lowest in the world among descendants of a British mutiny who have lived for generations in the Pacific. The study examined eye problems among the descendants of the Bounty sailors and their Polynesian wives who settled on Pitcairn Island after the mutiny in 1789 and who then moved to Norfolk Island off Australia's east coast. "One component of the study has found the prevalence of myopia (near-sightedness) on Norfolk Island ...

New Study Backs Ongoing Investigation into New Treatments for Nearsightedness in Children
A new study conducted by researchers at University of Houston has recommended that research into new optical treatments that slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children should continue. Conducted by UH College of Optometry assistant professor David Berntsen and his colleagues from The Ohio State University, the study compared the effects of wearing and then not wearing progressive addition lenses, better known as no-line bifocals, in children who are nearsighted. With funding by ...

Electronic Contact Lens to Monitor Blood Sugar
Researchers at Microsoft are in the process of developing electronic contact lenses with glucose sensor to monitor sugar levels wirelessly. The initiative by Microsoft Research and the University of Washington, would be a big help to people with Type I diabetes patients, who must keep a check on their blood sugar on a daily basis by actually drawing blood several times a day. Although tear film can show blood sugar levels but getting it from the eye is extremely difficult. A ...

CooperVision Issues Another Statement Over Contact Lens Recall
Following the pressure applied by Food and Drug Administration US based eye-care company, CooperVision has released its second announcement regarding the recall of more than 600,000 Avaira Toric contact lenses. The company had first issued the statement on August 19 after it was found that the lenses were linked to pain, red eye and blurred vision by wearers. However on Tuesday, the FDA said that more effort needs to be made by CooperVision in order to alert its customers over the potential risks posed by the lenses....

Myopia Causing Gene Identified
Scientists have identified a gene whose mutation leads to myopia or nearsightedness. The gene, LEPREL1, was identified in studies conducted within a southern Israeli Beduin tribe led by Prof. Ohad Birk of the Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. "We are finally beginning to understand at a molecular level why nearsightedness occurs," said Birk. Nearsightedness is known to be a hereditary trait, leading to a higher incidence of other secondary ...

Special Contact Lens To Prevent Short-Sightedness
A special contact lens can slow the progression of myopia. In certain cases it could halt the short sight problem altogether. The special lens gently reshapes the front surface of the eye during sleep at night, a new study suggests. The finding suggests that orthokeratology (OK) lenses may help to reduce the growing incidence and severity of myopia throughout the world, and especially in Asia. "The race is on around the world to develop clinical techniques to deal with the myopia epidemic in East ...

Progress of Nearsightedness may be Reduced by New Contact Lens
A contact lens that may reduce the progress of nearsightedness, or myopia has been detailed in a new study. The international team of researchers tested the contact lens by fully correcting the central vision but reducing the relative peripheral farsightedness, or hyperopia. The study, presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology this week, studied 100 myopic Chinese children, ages 7-14. Test subjects were provided ...


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