Saturday, December 10, 2011

Existing Pedi Treatments to Slow Myopia Possibly Ineffective

"Existing treatments to slow the progression of nearsightedness, or myopia, in children are either ineffective or impractical because of side effects, according to a Cochrane Library review of randomized clinical trials," according to a post on Medscape. "The report, published online December 7 and in the December issue of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, notes that several new approaches, including the use of corneal reshaping contact lenses or bifocal soft contact lenses, are promising. However, the reviewers were unable to evaluate either treatment because the approaches have not been studied in randomized clinical trials." Read more.

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