Thursday, October 31, 2013
New Research about the Development and Progressive of Myopia
"New research on myopia -- how it develops, risk and protective factors, and potentially effective measures for prevention and treatment are reported across twenty articles in the November issue of Optometry and Vision Science," reports Science Daily. The issue "highlights scientific discoveries leading to potentially useful approaches to prevention and treatment of progressive nearsightedness in young patients. One study states that soft contact lenses with multiple areas of focus can reduce progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, and that multifocal lenses also affect eye growth, with effects persisting through at least two years, according to new research reported by Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO, of The Ohio State University, Columbus." Read more.