Thinking beyond myopia – managing the very high childhood myope

In a fascinating case, AJ is looking for treatment recommendations for her 7-year-old patient who has very high myopia and astigmatism that has progressed quickly in the last 3 months. Here’s the link to the post. What are the considerations? 1. This is not your normal myope – Consider possible ocular disease or syndromes The possiblity of retinal or systemic …

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GSLS2020 Update 1: Teens, Treatments and Treatment zones

Hello from Las Vegas!! Welcome to the exciting news updates from the Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2020, held January 22-25th. Get ready for a bumper news update! Read on for information on the latest primate research, intervention updates and young adult myopia progression. Jump to the bottom for the link to Update 2: risk-benefit analysis of myopia control, and how …

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Latest Research: IMC2019, Part 4 – Tech and Technology Updates

This year, the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) was held in Vancover 2019 from April 28th to May 2nd. Check out the Myopia Profile Facebook group for individual live posts, but here is a summary of the fabulous new research presented at the conference. Click on the headings for more information and a link to the …

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Latest Research: ARVO 2019, Part 1 – The data, the disease and the developments

This year, the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) was held in Vancover 2019 from April 28th to May 2nd. Check out the Myopia Profile Facebook group for individual live posts, but here is a summary of the fabulous new research presented at the conference. Click on the headings for more information and a link to the …

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IMI definitions report paper with Prof Ian Flitcroft

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 papers detail Definitions of myopia, genetics, experimental models, interventions for controlling myopia onset and progression, clinical trial standards and instrumentation …

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Four reasons why binocular vision matters in myopia management

Binocular vision is a much neglected (and even maligned?) domain of eye care where I’ve had numerous colleagues say their professional excitement and learning opportunities have been reinvigorated through seeing the clinical imperative and application in practice. Not only does binocular vision assessment add so much more to your clinical picture, and make optometric life more interesting, it could be …

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Myopia control – science or luck?

Mounting evidence from clinical studies published in the last 10 years demonstrate the efficacy of orthokeratology (OrthoK) in slowing myopic progression and controlling axial length increases in children.1,2 OrthoK has also been shown to be a safe and efficacious means of correcting refractive error.3 But, even with our best intention to slow myopic progression with OrthoK, none of us is truly …

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