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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.

Enhancing Near Vision With MiSight 1 day

By Connie Gan | June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

MiSight 1 day is a dual focus optical design. Does this affect children’s near vision? What can be done to manage any issues with near vision as noticed by wearers? Read more about expectations and adaptation.

Should we start myopia control for an asymptomatic low myope?

By Connie Gan | May 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

When should we start myopia control for a low myope, especially if they have no symptoms? What patient factors should be considered, and what myopia control treatment options are most suitable?

The NaturalVue Multifocal Contact Lens – Astigmatism ‘masking’ or ‘correcting’?

By Connie Gan | April 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

When prescribing myopia controlling contact lenses for children, daily disposables are the safest modality. Only spherical corrections are available, though, which can impact lens selection for children with astigmatism. The NaturalVue Multifocal contact lens is suggested for up to 2D of astigmatism, much higher than is typical for spherical CL designs. Is is ‘masking’ astigmatism, or ‘partially correcting’ it instead?

Optimizing distance vision with MiSight 1 day

By Connie Gan | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Why might a patient experience blurred distance vision with MiSight 1 day contact lenses? Lens fit, centration, prescription and adaptation can all feature. Learn more about the frequency and management of these cases, including the reported outcomes in scientific studies.

Which contact lens should we choose for sports?

By Connie Gan | March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

If a child is wearing spectacles or using atropine as their primary myopia control treatment, which contact lens should we choose for sports? Is a myopia controlling contact lens needed if it will only be for occasional wear? Here we discuss the options and clinical considerations based on the individual patient.

Choosing an instrument to measure axial length

By Connie Gan | March 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The value and importance of axial length measurement in myopia control is growing. As you offer myopia control to more patients, you could start to consider which instrument to use to measure axial length. How do ultrasound and interferometry instruments compare in accuracy? What about the new generation combination instruments? Here we address the practicalities of axial length measurement.

A mismatch between myopia and axial length

By Connie Gan | March 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

This case study describes two examples of myopia and axial length mismatch – a low myope with long eyes and high myope with short eyes. With axial length becoming more available and crucial in myopia management, it’s important to understand that the relationship between refraction and axial length isn’t always consistent. Find out more regarding the other ocular components that can influence refractive error.