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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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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Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control Part 3: new designs and latest studies

Providing glasses is one of the primary cornerstones of optometry practice, and so the reflex to provide spectacles as all forms of treatment is alluring. But what is the evidence behind using glasses for myopia control, and what’s on the horizon? These concepts are investigated in Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control Part 1 and Part 2. Bifocal spectacles and progressive …

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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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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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Latest Research: AAO2019 Part 2 – We Know What we Don’t Know

Welcome to Part 2 of the updates from the American Academy of Optometry 2019 Meeting. These updates all sprung from Mark Bullimore and Noel Brennan’s fantastic session entitled Twelve Evidence Based Things That We Should Know About Myopia. Links to Part 1 and Part 3 can be found at the end of this blog. There is little evidence that handheld …

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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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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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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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