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 New article sheds more light on myopia control efficacyNew article sheds more light on myopia control efficacy
 
A new paper that has been accepted for publication in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, the peer-reviewed journal of The College of Optometrists (UK), furthers understanding of myopia control efficacy in the context of normal childhood eye growth. Axial Length Targets for Myopia Control (Chamberlain P, et al.) is now available online via Open Access.
 
   Consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucomaConsuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma
 
Consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma more than three-fold for those with a genetic predisposition to higher eye pressure according to an international, multi-center study.
 
   Discovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risksDiscovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risks
 
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the principal cause of vision loss in industrialised countries, with nearly 20 million people affected in Europe in 2020. Although identified as a risk factor, until now it was impossible to evaluate retinal omega-3 fatty acid deficits.
 
 New mathematical model helps simulate progression of age-related macular degeneration
 
New mathematical model helps simulate progression of age-related macular degenerationResearchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have created a mathematical model and simulated numerically the progression of age-related macular degeneration, one of the main causes of blindness.
 
 
 New eye surface reconstruction method using mussel adhesive protein
 
New eye surface reconstruction method using mussel adhesive proteinThe eye is the first sensory organ that recognizes the presence or shape of an object. The conjunctiva is a thin mucous membrane that covers the front half of the eyeball.
 
 
 Women who use hormonal contraceptives face higher risk of developing glaucoma
 
Women who use hormonal contraceptives face higher risk of developing glaucomaWomen who currently use hormonal contraceptives face more than a 2-fold higher risk of developing glaucoma, according to an analysis of electronic medical records for women aged 15-45 years from 2008 to 2018.
 
 
 Study can help determine which diabetic individuals can donate corneas for keratoplasty
 
Study can help determine which diabetic individuals can donate corneas for keratoplastyAbout a third of the corneal transplant surgeries in the United States involve people with diabetes who donate their corneas after death.