myopia

‘Blind’ archer smashes London Olympics’ first world record


July 27th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) South Korea's Im Dong-hyun claimed the first of world records of the London Olympics Friday with a stunning display in the men's archery ranking round at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems


May 5th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness, BBC reported.Researchers, led by Ian Morgan from the Australian National ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Decisions taken by two heads not always better than one


March 7th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Important boardroom decisions and those relating to family matters are often taken by a number of heads - two, three or more. But are they any ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Remain outdoors to reduce nearsightedness


October 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) More time spent outdoors is likely to stave off the risk of myopia or nearsightedness in children and adolescents, new research says.In parts of Asia, more ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Unsure government finds itself cornered once again (Comment)


June 4th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
There are several factors behind the Manmohan Singh government's predicament. One is that the government has seemingly lost its nerve because its reputation is at its lowest ebb. Hence it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

60 percent of Shanghai students nearsighted


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of primary and middle school students in China's Shanghai city suffer from nearsightedness, a media report said.Among senior high students, 86 percent are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Worn during sleep, special contact lens can correct myopia


May 4th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) They are worn only at night and removed in the morning, enabling normal vision by day without the need for spectacles or other contact lenses. Myopia ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Obese women may be less likely to develop chronic eye disease


February 15th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that obesity may be associated with higher eye pressure and a decreased risk of open-angle glaucoma in women."Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Acupuncture may help treat lazy eye


December 14th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that acupuncture could potentially become an alternative to patching for treating amblyopia (lazy eye) in some older children.About one-third to one-half of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twins help Oz researchers find genes for blindness


September 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Several studies in Australia have found new genes that affect eyesight, all thanks to twins.Stuart MacGregor from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said, "Using data collected ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rogue gene causes short-sightedness


September 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have identified a rogue gene that causes myopia or shortsightedness, paving the way for eye drops that could prevent or halt the condition. Within 10 years, these ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Plastic lens may soon replace laser eye surgery


May 15th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Scientists from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London have come up with a novel treatment to correct short-sightedness in people. According to the researchers, the new treatment changes the path ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New contact lenses may reduce progress of nearsightedness


May 6th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A study has found a contact lens that may reduce the progress of nearsightedness, or myopia.The international team of researchers tested the contact lens by fully correcting the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Homework, video games, computers ruining kids’ eyes


January 18th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 18 (ANI): Spending more time inside the house playing video games, computers and doing homework and less time on outdoor activities is taking a toll on children's eyes, experts have ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bifocals may correct nearsightedness among kids


January 12th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 12 (IANS) Bifocal glasses may be effective in slowing the onset of myopia or nearsightedness among children, according to a new study. Myopia is common among children, with prevalence as high ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bifocals ’slow nearsightedness progression in kids’


January 12th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Bifocal glasses can prove effective in slowing down the progression of myopia in children with high rates of progression, according to a new study.The study has been published ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lens implantation may treat some patients with nearsightedness


July 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Some people with nearsightedness may be provided with stable correction through the implantation of lenses made of a collagen-like substance, suggest the promising findings of a study."Laser-assisted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Beer goggles’ don’t make men overestimate women’s ages: Study


April 20th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): "Beer goggles" should not become an excuse for men getting a woman's age wrong, and indulging in sex with underage girls, according to a study.Scientists first identified the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids prefer contact lenses to glasses to look better


March 21st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Children wearing contact lenses feel better about their looks, their athletic abilities and acceptance by friends, than counterparts wearing glasses, researchers have said. The results of a study suggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids with contact lenses more confident of looks, sports and friends


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Kids wearing contact lenses tend to be more confident of the way they look, their athletic abilities, and acceptance by their friends as compared to children who ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kids can avoid becoming shortsighted by spending time in sun


January 7th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
London, January 7 (ANI): An Australian study suggests that it is a lack of exposure to sunlight, rather than too much time spent watching TV and playing computer games, that damages ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gel helps slow progression of myopia in kids


August 27th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study from University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology has found that daily use of medication called pirenzepine gel can slow down myopia progression in children, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Spending time outdoors insures against myopia


August 13th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop short-sightedness or myopia, according to a new study. This finding may provide the basis of a public ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Outdoor play is good for kids eyes


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): You might be scolding your kid for putting studies at stake, courtesy long hours of out-of-doors activities, but as it turns out, outdoor games are good for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nuclear deal standoff exposes myopia of Indian political class (Commentary)


June 28th, 2008 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The stalemate over the India-US nuclear deal is the result of a standoff between an ideologically driven Left and an ideologically confused Congress party, whose uncertainties have been boosted by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Scientists identify genetic marker for nearsightedness


June 3rd, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 3 (ANI): Nearsightedness or Myopia is a disorder that affects millions worldwide, and now researchers have discovered genetic markers that leads to this condition and also other refractive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People who wear glasses are not geeks or nerds


March 26th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Melbourne University researchers say that they have found evidence by conducting a research into myopia or shortsightedness an eye condition which renders one unable to see distant ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

LASIK found to be safe and effective procedure in the long-term


December 29th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 29 (ANI): While the efficacy of LASIK procedures in correcting vision problems has been a subject matter of controversy for quite some time, a new study has now suggested that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunlight helps cut kids myopia risks by boosting dopamine levels


December 5th, 2007 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Sydney , Dec 5 (ANI): If your children cringe whenever they step out in the sun then its time to make them stand in the sun and tell them to keep their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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