Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Slowing Progression of Pediatric Myopia

A new approach to the design of glasses and contact lenses for people with myopia (short-sightedness) will have huge benefits for the 3.6 million Australians with myopia," reports GetLiving."Studies in Sydney with 12 year old children showed that myopia progressively worsened when correcting myopic eyes with traditional negative powered correcting lenses even though they give clear central vision....A new approach based on these findings, and trialed in clinical studies with children in Australia and China, created new glasses and contact lenses that bring the peripheral image closer to the retina while maintaining clear central vision slows the progress of myopia." Read more.

The Vision Cooperative Research Centre (Vision CRC) will be presented with an Award for Excellence in Innovation for its coordination of an international project to improve treatment of myopia. The project involved partners in the USA, UK, China, India and Australia.

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