292015Oct
Excessive Use of Electronic Devices Blamed for Increase in Children’s Eye Problems

Excessive Use of Electronic Devices Blamed for Increase in Children’s Eye Problems

Excessive use of electronic devices and a lack of time outdoors are two factors being blamed for an alarming increase in eye problems in children. Professor Brien Holden, from the Brien Holden Vision Institute at the University of NSW, warned short-sightedness, or myopia, should not be underestimated. “Putting your four-year-old in front of an iPad or…

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202015Oct
Smoking & Your Eyes

Smoking & Your Eyes

While it is common knowledge that smoking can be damaging to our health, many people are unaware that smokers are at a much greater risk of developing eye health problems compared to non-smokers. Early onset of Age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. Tobacco smoke…

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82015Oct
Glaucoma- You and your Family

Glaucoma- You and your Family

Scientists have identified six genetic variants associated with the eye condition glaucoma in people from around the world including Australia. The discovery, in three major studies, could help identify people at higher risk of the disease and lead to earlier screening and treatments. All three studies, published today in Nature Genetics, identify gene sequence variations of…

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