Pupil myopia management

Pupils and myopia management: what we know and need to learn

What is the relationship between pupil size and myopia management? As the pupil controls the light input to the retina, does pupil size influence myopia risk or the response to myopia treatments? This review covers atropine’s influence on pupil size, the relationship with treatment zone size in orthokeratology, combination treatments and advice on normal outcomes.

Atropine 0.01% combined with orthokeratology over two years

Atropine 0.01% combined with orthokeratology slows axial elongation to less than 0.1mm/year over two years in Chinese children aged 6-11 years. This is the equal-longest study on this topic and first to measure potential mechanisms of pupil size and choroidal thickness. The largest effect of the combination occurred in the first 6 months.

Combination atropine orthokeratology

Combination atropine treatments: when more is more

Atropine is a treatment for myopia control, but do combination treatments such as with orthokeratology increase the efficacy? Learn about how well it works, which concentration, for whom it works best, side effects, treatment duration and more.

Can using atropine enhance myopia control with orthokeratology?

This meta-analysis of 5 studies of 1, 6 and 12 months duration found that slower axial growth is evident when using orthokeratology in conjunction with atropine as a combined therapy compared to orthokeratology alone. A slowing effect of 0.09mm was seen with the combined approach for up to a 12 month follow-up period. Longer data was not available for the meta-analysis.

Which is best? Myopia Management for an astigmatic myope

Contact lens options are ideal for higher myopes. What about when they have moderate astigmatism as well? This case discusses the evidence base for myopia control options which correct for astigmatism, along with patient-specific considerations and whether a combination treatment with atropine is needed.

Combining atropine and orthokeratology for a fast progressing myope

In this clinical case, the practitioner is considering whether to start a young patient on a monotherapy or go straight to combination treatment. The discussion includes the recent studies on combination treatment and the best approach for utilizing atropine in view of orthokeratology wear.

Getting started – choosing a treatment for fast myopia progressors

Myopia control is vital for children with fast myopia progression. What are the key risk factors for faster myopia progression? What clinical findings indicate a more proactive myopia management strategy may be required? This case describes risk factors and evidence-based treatment options for fast myopia progressors.

Can we reconsider contact lenses?

Contact lenses offer numerous functional, psychological and myopia controlling benefits for children. What should you do if a parent or patient says no to contact lenses for their child, and you consider it an ideal option? How can you approach communication to convey the safety and benefits?

Switching from atropine to MiSight – one or both treatments?

When atropine isn’t working as a monotherapy, is it valuable to combine it with a myopia controlling contact lens? Could switching from atropine to a contact lens be the better option? In this post on the Facebook discussion group, a colleague sought opinions on combining atropine and MiSight contact lenses.