Blog 2

How outdoor time influences myopia prevention and control

By Ailsa Lane | December 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is general widespread accepted belief that increasing time spent outdoors can be protective against progression of myopia. Xiong et al set out to better understand the research by performing a meta-analysis of 51 clinical trials and longitudinal studies that investigated the relationship between time spent outdoors and the risk of either developing myopia, progression of existing myopia or a myopic shift in refractive error.

A tale of two studies measuring change to axial length in myopia

By Ailsa Lane | December 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Being able to assess myopia progression in a similar way to height and weight using growth curves is beneficial for both practitioners and patients as it provides a comparison against a calculated average, helping to predict future high myopes and track progression and control outcomes. How to growth charts from European and Asian studies compare? We explore the comparisons, advantages and disadvantages of using growth charts for axial length in myopia.

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.

Axial length growth at an extraordinary speed

By Connie Gan | August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

In this case study, a child with myopia appears to have progressed 2.50D in a year. Axial length measurement provided invaluable data to validate this refractive shift – read more about the case and how the patient was managed.

Communicating with Parents about Axial Length

By Connie Gan | August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Slowing axial length growth is the key goal of myopia management. In this case, parents finally agreed to myopia management once they understood their child’s axial length measurement.
Read how to communicate with parents about axial length, to support your recommendations.

The OCULUS Myopia Master in Action – Q&A with Max Aricochi

By Connie Gan | August 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our new Q&A format is designed to explore a particular clinical topic, intervention, product or research paper with an expert. Here, we explore the OCULUS Myopia Master with practical questions of how optometrist Max Aricochi uses it in his clinic in Austria. We also provide you some additional tips to help you put Max’s recommendations to use in your own practice.

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.