Myopia (short-sightedness) is on the rise, especially in children and the reasons are various and not what you might expect.
Because of the high incidence of myopia in China and Singapore, parents and school authorities there now ensure that pupils spend more time outside, not just studying indoors, where they will be using their near vision. We hope to be able to offer a new treatment very soon that is currently in the final stages of medical research. Until then, however, it’s important to develop a plan for your child’s vision, and there is a lot that you can do at home to prevent them from developing myopia. Read on to find out how you can help your child.
If you’re looking for a way to help your myopic child, part of the problem can be getting them off their iPads and mobile phones in the first place. However, this is not solely the issue. The significant factor is light quality - and the better and stronger the light quality, the more your myopic child will benefit. Sunlight stimulates the production of dopamine, which has an anti-myopic effect. So you can make a real difference by getting your child out into the sunshine as often as possible.
We are proud to be associated with groundbreaking developments in eye surgery and a recent presentation by one of our highly regarded professionals has certainly put a spring in our step. Laura Crawley, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Clinica London, drew optometrists and opticians from all over the city on a balmy spring evening to hear about a significant advance in glaucoma surgery. Her talk outlining the benefits of the CyPass micro-stent suggests that there will be further significant changes in the future treatment of glaucoma.
As a world-recognised expert in the field of retinopathy, Professor Michaelides is often asked to travel to transfer his knowledge to his colleagues around the world. Most recently, he has been lecturing and teaching in China. His Chinese hosts showcased his invitation to lecture and train retina specialists in China in the accompanying photos and their letter of thanks.
Researchers have discovered that the retina is affected in a similar way to the brain by Alzheimer's disease. This means it could be possible to detect Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear with a simple eye test available at Clinica London. Read on to learn more about this exciting new development.
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