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Yes, there is much for academia still to learn, Aston University's Dr Nicola Logan told OT: "We don't fully understand the mechanisms behind why myopia develops in the first place.
He informed that myopia is fairly common worldwide and approximately 25 percent of the western population is myopic to some degree but incidence is much higher in certain Asian countries.
For children, this is especially worrisome as the earlier a child develops short-sightedness, the higher the risk of severe myopia in later life.
Recent studies presented robust support to the importance of time spent outdoors on the incidence of myopia.
Further studies in the field of OCT are important to exploring the pathology of high myopia.
The company said NVK-002 is its investigational, topical ophthalmic solution that is intended to slow the progression of myopia in children.
In 1977, Avetisov and Savitskaya [sup][5] used fluorescein angiography to investigate ocular microcirculation of myopia and found delayed blood flow in high myopic eyes.
The objective of the study is to find out whether ocular biometric parameters are predictors of refractive status and is there any relationship between progressions of refractive errors, especially myopia with prolonged near work.
Myopia has reached epidemic levels in young adults in some urban areas of East and Southeast Asia.
About 30 percent of the United States population is affected by myopia, which is the inability to properly focus on distant objects without eyewear or surgery, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Individuals with high-grade myopia are at an increased risk for other serious eye problems, including retinal detachment, cataracts and glaucoma.