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Five year cumulative incidence of myopic maculopathy in Germany

This study utilized data from over 15,000 participants aged 35-74 years and found a five-year cumulative incidence (new onset) of myopic maculopathy in the general population of 3 in 1,000. In 509 eyes with over 6D of myopia, 7% had myopic maculopathy and of these 50% worsened over the study period.

Axial length and reduced macular sensitivity before changes in acuity

This study showed that adult high myopes with myopic macular degeneration (MMD) show reduced macular sensitivity as measured by microperimetry. That’s not unexpected; but the microperimetry changes occurred before BCVA changes in mild MMD – read more here.

GSLS2020 Part 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.

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. Mark and Noel’s latest research on understanding myopia control efficacy is described below.

ARVO 2018 – Part 3

Discover the latest research from the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference. Find our more in our part 3 article.