Pediatric Ophthalmology

A Less Myopic View of Myopia — Increasing Incidence of Myopia in our Children

A Less Myopic View of Myopia Myopia (or near-sightedness) is a condition that is very common and its incidence is on the rise, world-wide.  In fact, it is a silent epidemic that few people are talking about. The health risks are underappreciated. Fifty years ago about 25% of young adults in the United States were …

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): Ocular findings, treatment and screening

The link between JIA and eye inflammation (uveitis) has been known for about a century. Unlike other forms of uveitis, the eye of an affected JIA patient is often normal appearing & does not appears inflamed. The insidious onset of ocular inflammation can result in significant problems if diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Uveitis refers …

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