Behind the headlines - Autumn 2022

14 November 2022
Autumn 2022

Eye health issues that are making the news - Autumn 2022.

Caffeine metabolite may slow child myopia progression in children

Short-sightedness was observed to progress more slowly in children taking a compound derived from coffee, according to a new study.

Researchers found that taking 7-methylxanthine (7-MX) – a caffeine metabolite licensed as a myopia treatment in Denmark since 2009 – was associated with smaller increases in axial elongation and refractive error.

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