myopia

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With 36% of Australians projected to have myopia, or short-sightedness, by 2020, a new pilot campaign has been launched by optometrists to encourage early treatment.

 

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Half the world’s population will be myopic by the middle of the century, with up to one-fifth of them – about 1 billion people – at a significantly increased risk of blindness, a UNSW-led study shows.

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Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest honour for his lifetime of achievement in vision science.

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A UNSW study aims to discover whether special contact lenses worn only during sleep may slow or halt the progression of short-sightedness - myopia - in children.