Half of children with high myopia have an underlying systemic condition: ophthalmology co-management, best optical corrections, parental education and eye health monitoring are crucial. It’s also important to offer myopia control strategies while also being aware of the limitations of the evidence base. This blog provides guidance on appropriate ocular health and optical management of children with more than 5-6D of myopia.
How frequently should we measure axial length in myopia management practice, and how should it best direct our treatment strategy? Here we discuss how axial length change is related to refraction and ethnicity, and how to determine whether an axial length change is normal due to emmetropization or indicating myopia progression.
Children with more than 5-6D of myopia can require special consideration to ensure safe management of their ocular and systemic health. This clinical case details important aspects of care for the very high childhood myope: ophthalmology co-management, best optical corrections, parental education and eye health monitoring.