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Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

August 11, 2020

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Microscopy image of lens and zone fibers stained red, blue and green.

New research on Marfan syndrome focuses on eyes

June 12, 2020

New NEI-supported research provides insight into the eye conditions associated with Marfan syndrome, where weakened zonule fibers cause vision problems.

Four in 10 US Adults Are at High Risk for Vision Loss

March 12, 2020

In 2017, approximately 93 million US adults aged 18 years or older, or about 4 in 10, were at high risk for vision loss, according to a new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Study Looks to Measure Benefits of Eyeglasses for Toddlers

October 8, 2019

A team of University of Arizona researchers has received a five-year, $4.1 million grant to study whether using eyeglasses to correct astigmatism in toddlers improves language, cognitive and motor development.
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Eye exam: Can specific types of light prevent or slow myopia?

August 5, 2019

With a $1.8 million research grant sponsored by the National Eye Institute, UH optometrist Lisa Ostrin is examining why an ever-increasing number of youngsters need glasses.
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When a fix for one vision problem causes another

July 25, 2019

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and it’s both extremely common and relatively easy to fix, with solutions like reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses.
Eye chart with "myopia" in focus

Myopia: A close look at efforts to turn back a growing problem

October 3, 2017

Several studies indicate that the prevalence of myopia is increasing in the U.S. and worldwide, and researchers project that the trend will continue in the coming decades.
Scientists are designing an accommodating contact lens for presbyopia, a condition that tends to occur in one’s forties when a stiffening of the eye’s lens makes it difficult to focus on close objects. Many of the components for the contact lens – the sensors, electronics, solar cells – would be embedded along the edge of a flexible material. Credit: Hongrui Jiang, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Fish and Insects Guide Design for Future Contact Lenses

March 14, 2016

Making the most of the low light in the muddy rivers where it swims, the elephant nose fish survives by being able to spot predators amongst the muck with a uniquely shaped retina, the part of the eye that captures light.
Moderate hyperopia, if not treated, may affect reading ability and grade school readiness among preschoolers. Credit: Joe Balintfy, NEI.

Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

January 26, 2016

A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.
Mice with AQP0 mutations (top) had disorderly fiber cells compared to mice with healthy AQP0.

Defective Lens Protein Implicated in Cataract Shown Culprit in Presbyopia

August 4, 2015

Loss or defects of a protein previously shown to play a key a role in cataract, the clouding of the lens that commonly strikes people in their seventies, has now been shown to contribute to presbyopia.