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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.