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Clinical management

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.

The ‘why’ of myopia control

It is commonly understood that myopia prevalence is growing globally. By 2050, it is predicted that half of the world’s population – five billion people – will be myopic, with nearly one billion at risk of myopia related ocular pathology. The late Brien Holden was a champion of ensuring myopia is placed on the world health agenda – high myopia is strongly linked to higher risk of cataract, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy, and increasing rates of vision impairment and blindness due to the latter are already evident in Asian countries.

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Clinical Myopia Management (Lecture)

This one hour lecture, delivered to final year QUT optometry students in August 2017, covers the ‘why’ of myopia control.

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Using Myopia Profile

In this short video, I introduce Myopia Profile, explain how I use it in practice, and describe two typical childhood myopia cases.

What Is The Point Of Myopia Control Anyway?

What is the point of myopia control anyway?

Why is myopia control important? Is there really that much difference between -3.00D and -5.00D? Why intervention is worth the time, effort and cost.