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

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.

2014-06-28 13:27:53

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.

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,

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

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.

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

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.

2012-06-06 11:02:07

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.

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.

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.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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