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Using Myopia Profile

In this short video, I introduce Myopia Profile, explain how I use it in practice, and describe two typical childhood myopia cases.

Prescribing adds for accommodation lag

Given that a normal lag result is +0.50, I would generally prescribe an add which is the accommodative lag result subtracting 0.50, so the resulting final lag is within the normal range. For example, a lag of +2.00 results in a +1.50 Add; a lag of +1.50 results in a +1.00 Add. However, this formula may not work if:

Measuring accommodative facility

Assessing accommodative function at near is a vital component of understanding the myopia profile of your patient. Myopic progression in children and adults can be influenced by binocular vision function.

Atropine for myopia control – the clinical experience

Atropine for the treatment of childhood myopia has in recent times been more extensively researched through the ATOM trials with the latest update released on August 11,2015. The first paper in a series of three so far was published in 2006.

Kate onstage at BCLA 2015

Myopia management 2015 BCLA symposium

British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) highlighted myopia management on the first day of the 2015 conference, Kate summarises some key points.