Clinical Cases Digest

Our clinical case digest brings together the vast and varied peer discussions of our Myopia Profile Facebook group into valuable, enduring content with the addition of key learnings, relevant research and engaging graphics. Seeing the research put into practice, in real patient cases, will help you elevate your myopia management knowledge and confidence to higher levels.

Managing myopia in presbyopic adults

Presbyopic Myopes

Managing myopia in presbyopic adults has specific goals in achieving good vision correction and best eye health outcomes. What should we consider if myopia progression is observed? This article explores progression, the ideal optical correction and ocular health considerations in presbyopic myopes.

Getting parents onboard with orthokeratology

How do you get parents onboard with orthokeratology when they are unsure of childhood contact lens wear capability, benefits or safety? In this case, one parent was receptive to this recommendation but the other parent was not. Read more on the steps to take to support your clinical communication, including further reading and resources to help.

Atropine – wonder or weak treatment?

Atropine has been the apparent hero of myopia management since the 2006 ATOM1 study, and since then, low concentration 0.01% atropine has become the new hero and then fallen out of favour. This article describes how lower concentrations work to balance efficacy and side effects, which should we select now, and what newer research on formulations and combinations can tell us.

Retinal detachment in children

Retinal detachment is not a condition which only affects adults. This case of a 12-year-old high myope with an asymptomatic retinal detachment and hole forms the basis for discussion of factors, frequency of types and treatment outcomes in childhood retinal detachment. The myopia control strategy is also discussed.