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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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 1 – The New Facts, Figures and Futures

The third biannual World Congress of Optometry and meeting of the American Academy of Optometry was held in October 2019 in Orlando. The following three updates include some of the highlights to come of over 16 hours of fantastic lecture content on myopia. Addressing the global myopia burden: guest summary by Sally Dillehay The following has been edited for this …

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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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Latest Research: IMC2019, Part 2 – Axial Lengths and Myopia Calculators

Welcome to Part 2 of 4 fabulous updates from the 2019 biannual International Myopia Conference! Read on for more about predicting axial length growth, refractive growth and translating statistics into real world progression. Click on the headings to link to the published papers relevant to the conference presentation (where available). Pictured above are notable myopia researchers Mark Bullimore (left) and …

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Latest Research: ARVO 2019, Part 1 – The data, the disease and the developments

This year, the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) was held in Vancover 2019 from April 28th to May 2nd. Check out the Myopia Profile Facebook group for individual live posts, but here is a summary of the fabulous new research presented at the conference. Click on the headings for more information and a link to the …

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