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Progression Of Nearsightedness In Children May Be Stopped With Specialty Contact Lenses
2012-10-02 14:10:57

Researchers present new approach that may lead to possible cure for myopia at Frontiers in Optics 2012 Nearsightedness, or myopia, affects more than 40 percent of people in the U.S. and up to 90 percent of children in some parts of Asia. The problem begins in childhood and often progresses with age. Standard prescription lenses can correct the defocus but do not cure nearsightedness, and do not slow progression rates as children grow. But recent experimental work by biomedical scientist...