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Adverse event rates in paediatric soft CL wear

By Clare Maher | January 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

This retrospective cohort study established the prevalence of adverse events (AEs) in children wearing SCL’s to report rates of microbial keratitis (MK) and other inflammatory adverse events in children wearing SCL’s to be comparable to established rates among adults wearing SCL’s.

Association of Axial Length With Risk of Uncorrectable Visual Impairment for Europeans With Myopia

By Ailsa Lane | September 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Using cross-sectional data collected from European population-based studies the authors establish an association between increasing myopia and risk of vision impairment in later life.

Race as a predictor of myopia progression in paediatric patients

By Ailsa Lane | August 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Myopia has multi-factorial causes with both nature and nurture contributing. In this research the authors used a retrospective cohort study to examine any differences in progression rate with different ethnicities and greater understand who may be at increased risk of myopic progression.

Scleral cross-linking using Rose Bengal green light

By Ailsa Lane | August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In myopia development the sclera is at risk of deformation due to increasing axial length progression. This research investigates whether cross-linking treatment could be used to stiffen the sclera as a way to restrict axial eye elongation.

October 2020 myopia research update

By Ellie Arnall | November 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The association between Near Work Activities and Myopia in Children, Growth curves to clinically monitor refractive development in Chinese schoolchildren and much more…

September 2020 myopia research update

By Ellie Arnall | October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Axial length growth and the risk of developing myopia in European children; Association of axial length with risk of uncorrectable visual impairment for Europeans with myopia; Accommodation is unrelated to myopia progression in Chinese myopic children; Prevalence of myopia among dissadvantaged Australian schoolchildren.

Screen time guidelines for children – resources for eye care practitioners

By Cassandra Haines | January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments
Screentime guidelines and resources

Parents can often ask for advice and help with managing screen time for their children. Here we provide a summary of government and health organization screen time guidelines for children, as well as resources for eye care practitioners to use in communication with parents.

How to achieve accurate refractions for children

By Cassandra Haines | December 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ensuring an accurate refraction is a hallmark of best practice myopia management. Yet refractions in children can present particular challenges. Which technique is most accurate, and when is cycloplegia necessary? Covering acuity measurement, retinoscopy, autorefraction and when and how to employ cycloplegia – here are some tips to achieve the best outcomes, especially for younger children where compliance and participation in testing can be more challenging.

Is screen time to blame for the myopia epidemic?

By Cassandra Haines | October 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
Myopic Epidemic all the screens

Children are accessing screens at school, around the home and for personal entertainment at younger and younger ages. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented increase in myopia in children, with higher numbers and earlier age of onset. Read about what we do and don’t know about this link; the impact of screen time on binocular vision and dry eye in kids, and guidelines for advice to parents.

How to identify and manage pre-myopes

By Cassandra Haines | October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

If our goal is to manage myopia, preventing its onset should be an even more valuable target. How can we consistently identify pre-myopes, explain the concern to parents, and how can we best manage them based on the evidence?