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August 13, 2021
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The Latest In Ophthalmology News: Aug 13, 2021

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This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in ophthalmology news.

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Cooking with coal or wood associated with increased risk of major eye diseases

A study involving nearly half a million people in China reveals a clear link between cooking with wood or coal, and an increased risk of major eye diseases that can lead to blindness, according to a report published recently.

Rise in childhood short-sightedness may be linked to pandemic, suggests Hong Kong study Medical Xpress, Aug 2, 2021

A rise in cases of short-sightedness (myopia) among children in Hong Kong may be linked to a significant decrease in the time they have been able to spend outdoors and a sharp rise in screen time during the coronavirus pandemic.

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United Nations adopts first resolution on vision Ophthalmology Times, Aug 2, 2021

The organization hopes to help 1 billion people worldwide, committing the international community to improve vision for 1.1 billion people living with preventable vision loss by 2030.

Cataract surgeons give tips on operating with silicone oil in the eye Healio, July 21, 2021

Patients with silicone oil in the eye can be difficult for cataract surgeons. Timothy Page, MD, and Gary Wörtz, MD, discuss some tips for surgery on these eyes and explain how the oil affects IOL selection.

First patient dosed in optogenetic gene therapy trial Ophthalmology Times, July 19, 2021

Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc. has dosed its first patient in a late-stage Phase 2b trial of a gene therapy that delivers multi-characteristic opsin to retinal cells.

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