But, the time spent outdoors in the summer wasn’t just fun! Sunlight is definitely needed to keep your kids from becoming nearsighted. A study published in The American Journal of Ophthalmology showed a statistically significant decrease in myopia among school aged children when exposed to just 11 hours of sunlight per week. Read the study by the AAO.
A new way to determine the severity of Parkinson’s disease may be found at the eye doctor. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a piece of equipment that measures the thickness of different retinal layers. Ophthalmologists and optometrists use this information to identify and monitor Macular Degeneration and glaucoma. A new study in Neurology shows when the OCT measures thinner retina layers it corresponds to greater severity of Parkinson’s disease. Read the study by Nuerology.org.