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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.

Managing a child with very high myopia

By Connie Gan | June 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

In this complex case of an 8-year-old child with very high myopia, management is discussed in view of specific recommendations from the International Myopia Institute Pathologic Myopia, Clinical Management Guidelines and Prevention of Myopia and its Progression Reports.

Clinical Leader Case Study: First myopia correction

By Connie Gan | May 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

Parents can be conservative about childhood contact lens wear, especially if they have no experience of myopia themselves. Read how Bhavin Shah successfully guided parents into embracing MiSight 1 day for their eight-year-old daughter, as her first myopia management strategy.

A future high myope: diagnosis with axial length

By Connie Gan | May 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

This case study explores clinical data for a 7-year-old child whose refractive error and axial length is changing at an alarming rate. How can we best determine the rate of progression and set our management plans, using axial length?

Orthokeratology lens wear in lagophthalmos

By Connie Gan | May 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Can a teen with lagophthalmos wear orthokeratology lenses? This case discusses the staining frequency in orthokeratology wear, the impact of lubricant eye drops and lens hygiene processes, and more tips for patient care.

Complex myopia cases: unilateral myopia with high astigmatism

By Connie Gan | May 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Managing unilateral myopia with high astigmatism is complex, especially with reduced acuity. Is myopia control the best approach? Myopia correction versus myopia control is discussed in this case, along with further assessments and considerations in management.

What happens to binocular vision during cycloplegia?

By Connie Gan | March 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you check your patient’s binocular vision function after cycloplegic refraction? Is this useful? An unexpected finding in this case leads to discussion of binocular vision changes in cycloplegic conditions, ideal management for exophores, and even the impact of low-dose atropine.

Compounded topical atropine: is every bottle the same?

By Connie Gan | March 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

How consistent is compounded topical atropine from bottle-to-bottle? What clinical results could indicate variability? Read more in this clinical case where a miniscule change in concentration gave notably better clinical outcomes.