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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What’s next for the International Myopia Institute? – with Dr Monica Jong

Podcast summary: Dr Monica Jong, Executive Director of the International Myopia Institute, founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, tells us all about the IMI’s big plans for 2020. With the landmark publication of the seven IMI White Paper reports almost a year ago now, we discuss the impact of these reports so far and all of the resources available …

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IMI – Clinical Management Guidelines Supplementary Digital Content

The landmark International Myopia Institute (IMI) White paper reports were published on 28 February 2019. As lead author on the Clinical Management Guidelines paper, I was thrilled to see the work of my 13 co-authors and I shared with a keen clinician audience worldwide. It was drawn to my attention, though, that the promised Supplementary Digital Content had not been …

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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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Axial length measurement – a clinical necessity?

Most eye care practitioners don’t routinely measure axial length in clinical practice, mainly due to lack of access to the instrumentation and its expense. This is not the only reason, though, that axial length (AXL) measurement is a bit of a problematic measure for gauging myopia management success in a clinical setting. When I was leading the authorship of the …

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Contact lens safety in kids

There is no doubt that the best first choice for myopia control is a contact lens option, which both corrects ametropia and shows reliable myopia control efficacy. One of the key barriers to pediatric contact lens wear is concern about safety, however, for both practitioners and parents. Mark Bullimore1 recently published a meta-analysis of pediatric soft contact lens studies (SCL) …

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Selecting an option – Clinical Decision Trees

There is no one-size-fits-all with myopia management, so which option should you choose for your individual patient? Here we are going to get started with some clinical decision trees, then later we will get into the detail of each of our three main myopia control treatments – atropine, OrthoK (OK) and multifocal soft contact lenses (MFSCLs: a blanket term for …

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Myopia management message part 2 – efficacy

Let’s cut to the chase – until further notice, you can consider low dose (0.05%) atropine, soft multifocal CL’s and OrthoK as all quite similar in terms of their myopia control efficacy, being around 50% on average. A network meta-analysis of sixteen different interventions studied for myopia control showed these options to all have similar efficacy when their refractive and …

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Myopia management message part 1 – expectations

We have a convincing evidence base for several optical, one pharmacological and visual environment solutions to reduce the progression of childhood myopia, but nothing guarantees 100% efficacy. Because of this, even in when under a successful myopia management strategy, a child’s myopia may still progress. It is important to manage parental and patient expectations about myopia management – that we …

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