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International Myopia Conference 2017 Part 2

By Kate Gifford | June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three more fascinating areas and/or pieces of research presented at IMC, and some bonus material.

Clinical Myopia Management (Lecture)

By Kate Gifford | December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
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This one hour lecture, delivered to final year QUT optometry students in August 2017, covers the ‘why’ of myopia control.

Binocular Vision – Easier Than You Think (Lecture)

By Kate Gifford | December 11, 2017 | 4 Comments

This one hour lecture, delivered to final year QUT optometry students, describes a simplified two-system approach to BV diagnosis and management.

Prescribing adds for near esophoria

By Kate Gifford | November 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

From a myopia control point of view, esophoria and accommodative lag are the key clinical red flags in assessing your patient’s visual efficiency, and thankfully both will usually respond positively to a near addition.

Assessing near phoria

By Kate Gifford | October 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Kate describes near heterophoria to her patients as where their eyes aim in space – the posture of their vergence system – and esophoria is our key enemy in the myopia control battle.

Assessing fusional reserves at near

By Kate Gifford | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Assessing horizontal fusional reserves at near gives you the measure of your patient’s stamina, or ‘petrol in the tank’ to be able to manage their phoria, or ‘posture’.

Myopia control – science or luck?

By Kate Gifford | August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

What causes myopic progression? Studies have attempted to find causative factors related to genetic, environmental, and behavioral influences including parental myopia, time spent outdoors, and hours of near work (reading, computer, video games).1

Is your myopia strategy just OK?

By Kate Gifford | June 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

For me, I would need more information before jumping in one strategy versus another, based only on the myopia progression and the script. Here is my thinking process to define a strategy for myopia control.

Vision with Pediatric Bifocal Contact Lens Wear

By Kate Gifford | March 1, 2017 | 6 Comments

Center-distance soft multifocal contact lenses have been shown to slow the progression of myopia,1-5 but practitioners around the world are concerned about the vision produced by soft multifocal contact lens wear in children.

My patient, my life, their care: the timeless, perpetual thirst for knowledge in the field of eyecare

By Kate Gifford | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

For you and I, as eyecare practitioners, it means to balance the needs of our patients, our work, our families, and our work/life balance in harmony.