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Yet Another Risk Factor for Myopia

Yet another risk factor for developing nearsightedness is a child’s natural resting posture of the eyes. Depending on that posture, a child may be at moderate or high risk for myopia. 11 more words

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Risk Factors for Myopia

Research shows that there are many factors that contribute to the development of nearsightedness. There is not just one element that causes myopia. Consequently, we should not view any one factor as the singular cause of nearsightedness, but rather we should understand that it’s one piece of the puzzle. 55 more words

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Glaucoma and Myopia

Another reason to slow down the progression of nearsightedness is the increased risk of glaucoma. Nearsightedness, or myopia, increases the risk of glaucoma by 4x’s. Glaucoma slowly kills the nerves in the eyes, and is a leading cause of blindness. 34 more words

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Cataracts and Myopia

Controlling myopia, or nearsightedness, is important because of the associated risks of being nearsighted. For example, a person who is nearsighted is at a 2-5X’s greater risk for developing cataracts. 42 more words

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My Simple Pleasure Beginning with V: Vision

My vision is definitely a simple yet also complex pleasure for me! When I was 12 years old I started having trouble seeing the writing on the blackboard in school. 765 more words


Lunch and Learn: "Myopic" Insights

Clinical researcher, Dr. Stephanie Ramdass, from the Vision Research Institute at MCO¬†will be presenting a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, March 30th entitled “‘Myopic’ Insights.” During her presentation, Dr. 325 more words