Pediatrics

A significant myopic shift was found in children between the ages of 6 and 8 years possible associated with home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

To investigate refractive changes and prevalence of myopia in children during the COVID-19 lockdown, a prospective cross-sectional study using school-based photoscreenings of 123,535 children aged 6 to 13 years with a total of 194,904 test results, was undertaken.

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Study Explores Management Options for Children With Clinically Suspected Keratoconus

Approximately one half of pediatric patients suspected of having keratoconus eventually progress to needing penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) or corneal cross-linking (CXL). New data presented by Sara Anastas, MD, at the 2019 ASCRS-ASOA annual meeting examine potential…

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  1. Jan 15, 2021

Pandemic lockdown may be linked with myopic shift for children

A significant myopic shift was found in children between the ages of 6 and 8 years possible associated with home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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