Half of children with high myopia have an underlying systemic condition: ophthalmology co-management, best optical corrections, parental education and eye health monitoring are crucial. It’s also important to offer myopia control strategies while also being aware of the limitations of the evidence base. This blog provides guidance on appropriate ocular health and optical management of children with more than 5-6D of myopia.
This research showed that centre near design multifocal CL’s do not appear to reduce visual acuity at near in young accommodating myopes, but result in a slight reduction in visual acuity at distance.
This research investigated orthokeratology lenses designed for a higher peripheral ‘add’ power, and how these influenced corneal hysteresis (rigidity) and higher order aberrations.
Children with more than 5-6D of myopia can require special consideration to ensure safe management of their ocular and systemic health. This clinical case details important aspects of care for the very high childhood myope: ophthalmology co-management, best optical corrections, parental education and eye health monitoring.