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The Myopia Exchange Podcasts

Kate discusses the latest myopia research and clinical techniques with experts from around the world.

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Atropine, engaging with science and responsible practice – with Prof Karla Zadnik

By Kate Gifford | June 29, 2020

Professor Karla Zadnik, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Optometry in the USA,, discusses the Childhood Atropine for Myopia Progression (CHAMP) study, engaging with the literature, her favourite papers and an alternative take on myopia control as standard of care.

What’s next for the International Myopia Institute? – with Dr Monica Jong

By Kate Gifford | February 24, 2020

Podcast summary: Dr Monica Jong, Executive Director of the International Myopia Institute, founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, tells us all about the IMI’s big plans for 2020. With the landmark publication of the seven IMI White Paper reports

Myopia Management in Practice – with Philip Cheng

By Kate Gifford | December 9, 2019

Podcast summary: Philip Cheng, well-known clinical optometrist from Melbourne, Australia and prolific contributor to the Myopia Profile Facebook group, takes us through the twists and turns of myopia management in practice. Philip founded his greenfield independent practice over three years

0.01% atropine treatment for myopia management – with Prof Mark Bullimore | Myopia Profile

By Kate Gifford | November 29, 2019

Podcast summary: Professor Mark Bullimore of the University of Houston, Texas USA, tells us more on the complex topic of 0.01% atropine, including its stability as a compound, and takes us on a short journey through chemistry explaining how current

What MiSight FDA approval means to eye care practitioners – with Prof Lyndon Jones & Prof Debbie Jones | Myopia Profile

By Kate Gifford | November 22, 2019

Podcast summary: Lyndon and Debbie Jones from the Centre for Ocular Research and Education and University of Waterloo, Canada, highlight the impact that FDA approval for CooperVision MiSight myopia control contact lens has for eye care practice in the US,

Atropine 0.01% for myopia management – with Prof James Loughman

By Kate Gifford | November 15, 2019

Podcast summary: Professor James Loughman from Technological University Dublin, and the Centre for Eye Research Ireland, challenges us to think differently about low dose atropine. What are we actually getting in the bottle? How should we approach atropine usage in

IMI definitions report paper with Prof Ian Flitcroft

By Kate Gifford | March 5, 2019

Podcast summary: The International Myopia Institute (IMI) white paper reports are a landmark, peer consensus publication authored by over 80 leading academics across the world. Published on 28 February in high ranking journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, the seven

Progressive vs bifocal spectacles – which is best?

By Kate Gifford | June 26, 2018

Podcast summary: Are progressive addition lenses and bifocals created equal for myopia control? How should we pick which lens type to prescribe, and what’s on the horizon for our non-contact lens wearing young myopes? Progressive addition lens (PAL) studies for