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Six questions on axial length measurement in myopia management

By Cassandra Haines | August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
Axial length measurement; a clinical necessity?

This review covers how well axial length relates to refraction and predicting future myopia, how to measure axial length, its value in orthokeratology and atropine management, how axial length influences a treatment plan and can you practice myopia management without it.

Myopia Rebound: Back with a Vengeance

By Cassandra Haines | August 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
Patient progressing after treatment withdraw therapy myopia worse

You may be ready to cease treatment, or the patient has done so of their own accord. Then you observe that the rate of myopic progression accelerates again – a myopia rebound effect. When does this happen? Can you avoid it? What should you consider doing in practice?

June 2020 myopia research update

By Cassandra Haines | July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Independent Influence of Parental Myopia on Childhood Myopia in a Dose-related Manner in 2055 Trios: The Hong Kong Children Eye

When to prescribe Atropine for myopia control

By Cassandra Haines | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atropine can be used for myopia control as a monotherapy or as an adjunct to an optical intervention – we discuss patient selection, atropine combination treatments, how to taper and when to stop.

Complications in atropine compounding

By Cassandra Haines | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most atropine currently prescribed for myopia control is compounded. How could this influence consistency of treatment and research results? What could current research lead to in future prescribing? Read more here.

Systemic Side Effects of Atropine Eye Drops

By Cassandra Haines | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
Systemic side effects of atropine

As there are systemic side effects of atropine eye drops, they could be contraindicated in young patients with some conditions, syndromes, and when taking specific systemic medications. Medication safety is also discussed.

Adult Myopia Progression, and how to treat it

By Cassandra Haines | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
Adult Myopia Progression

When it comes to myopic teenagers and stabilization of their myopia progression, we have some research data available. Studies such

May 2020 myopia research update

By Cassandra Haines | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The control of myopia using peripheral diffusion lenses; Should we be using genetic testing to identify children at risk of high myopia; Role of un-correction, under-correction and over-correction of myopia as a strategy for slowing myopia progression

When to stop Myopia Control Treatments

By Cassandra Haines | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
When to stop myopia control treatments

So you have initiated myopia treatment and had a successful control of a rapid progressor’s myopia. When should you stop

Myopia control prescribing trends and attitudes across the world

By Cassandra Haines | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

International survey of contact lens fitting for myopia control in children Nathan Efron, Philip Morgan and co-authors collected data across