Does Pregnancy influence myopia?

HWN presented this case involving a 32-year-old woman whose myopia onset after having her first child and had progressed since. So, the question to the Myopia Profile community was, “Does pregnancy have anything to do with adult-onset myopia?” What are the considerations? The community have suggested that cycloplegic refraction and binocular vision tests are needed as one eye was shown …

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Myopia control prescribing trends and attitudes across the world

International survey of contact lens fitting for myopia control in children Nathan Efron, Philip Morgan and co-authors collected data across 31 countries for at least 23,830 contact lens fits on children. Their data, collected from 2011 through to 2018, showed an increasing trend to prescribing both soft multifocal contacts and rigid lenses for the control of myopia, with the majority …

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Managing a myopic anisometropic amblyopic child

SN shared a clinical case on our Facebook group that involved managing extreme anisometropia. This involved a 9-year-old anisometropic amblyope with dry eyes. Given the complex presentation, this was an interesting case for the Myopia Profile community to discuss. This case is not your typical astigmatic myope. There are several features to this patient that require careful consideration. Step 1: …

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How to Use Myopia Profile

Getting the most out of Myopia Profile Welcome to the world’s largest and most popular multi-platform digital suite dedicated to myopia management!  Perhaps you’re new to the Myopia Profile website, or have just joined the Facebook group. Perhaps you’ve been aware of Myopia Profile for a while but aren’t aware of our full suite of resources. Far more than just …

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How reliable are predictors of myopia progression?

Myopia progression graphs, tools and apps are an excellent visual display of potential myopic growth, and very easy to use when discussing progression and outcomes with parents and patients. Customisable fields, such as age, race, starting myopia script and progression rate give an illusion of specificity, but how accurate are these calculators for your individual patient? Myopic progression is incredibly …

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GSLS2020 Update 2: The parents, the patients and your practice

Welcome to Part 2 of the news update of the 2020 Global Specialty Lens Symposium, held in Las Vegas. Read on for updates on the risk-to-benefit comparison of myopia control, how to talk myopia successfully with parents and how to integrate myopia control into your practice. Click the link at the bottom to check out Part 1 on Teens, Treatments …

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Why Each Dioptre Matters

We all know that high myopia is associated with higher incidences of retinal detachment, glaucoma and myopic maculopathy1. Instigating early, evidence based myopia control in rapidly progressing myopes gives the best outcomes both pathophysiologically and refractively. However when faced with a low, slower progressing myope, or a patient whom has already progressed is there any point in persisting with myopia …

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Which option to slow myopia? New Clinical Management Infographic

We’re excited to release our new clear, concise and clinically relevant infographic Which option to slow myopia?to help you with what we have learnt is the main practitioner need in myopia management, and the most popular discussion topic in the Myopia Profile Facebook group – guidance in selecting the right treatment for your patient. A world first, evidence based decision …

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