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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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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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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Latest Research: AAO2019 Part 3 – Getting outside, Rebound and Barriers to Myopia Management

Welcome to the final instalment of myopia content from the American Academy of Optometry 2019 meeting. These updates continue from Part 2, which detailed Mark Bullimore and Noel Brennan’s fantastic session entitled Twelve Evidence Based Things That We Should Know About Myopia.¬†This update then concludes with barriers to clinical implementation of myopia management, presented by Manbir Nagra. Links to Part …

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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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Prescribing for the Progressing Myope with Astigmatism

Whilst each individual child has their own circumstances and situation to consider when prescribing myopia control, children with astigmatism present a unique set of challenges when selecting the best option for not only slowing down the progression of their axial growth, but also providing them with good vision. Simply ignoring the astigmatism when selecting a prescribing choice runs the risk …

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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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