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2014-08-21 23:11:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy comments on study suggesting that higher education and more years of schooling correlate with a higher degree of nearsightedness. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a recent study by The Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development and severity of myopia. It is estimated that about 42 percent of the world’s population is nearsighted, and this study provides...

education impacts vision
2014-07-23 05:04:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Mainz University Medical Center demonstrates that education and behavior play as large a role in the development of myopia, or nearsightedness, as genetic factors do. The findings, published in Ophthalmology, reveal that people become more nearsighted with each year of schooling completed. The vision impairment becomes more pronounced the higher the level of education achieved. The research team conducted the...

2014-06-28 13:27:53

American Academy of Ophthalmology First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors German researchers have found strong evidence 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. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-06-26 08:29:02

First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German researchers have found strong evidence 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. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the...

Nearsightedness May Be Due To Genetic Mutation
2013-05-03 06:01:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a link between nearsightedness and mutations in a gene partially responsible for the regulation of copper and oxygen levels in eye tissues, according to a paper published in Thursday´s edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics. Nearsightedness, which is also known as myopia, is a condition which results when a person´s eye is too long or there is too much curvature in their cornea,...

Playing Outside Helps Reduce Nearsightedness In Children
2013-05-01 19:09:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the May issue of Ophthalmology say kids who get a little outdoor recess time at school have a reduced risk of developing nearsightedness. The research includes two studies conducted in separate countries involving different children. The first study, conducted in Taiwan, was the first to use an educational policy as a public vision health intervention. This study found when children are required to spend...

2012-06-06 11:02:07

UH optometrist finds small reduction in progression of myopia promising Research by an optometrist at the University of Houston (UH) supports the continued investigation of optical treatments that attempt to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. 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...

Possible Genetic Cause Of Myopia Discovered
2011-09-02 05:43:51

  Researchers at a university in Israel claim to have discovered the genetic defect that results in myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness. A team of scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), led by Professor Ohad Birk, report that they discovered a mutation occurring in LEPREL1, a protein-coding gene type, "specifically causes myopia," according to a Thursday press release from the school. The research was completed at BGU's Morris Kahn Laboratory of...

2010-09-13 12:04:10

Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye disorder in the world and becoming more common, yet little is known about its genetic underpinnings. Scientists at Duke University Medical Center, in conjunction with several other groups, have uncovered a gene associated with myopia in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects. Their work was published in Nature Genetics online on Sunday, Sept. 12. Myopia happens when the focal point of an...


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