Editor’s Perspective

Whom to Target With Myopia Management Intervention?

By Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO
Chief Medical Editor, Review of Myopia Management

Thank you for your compliments and support for Review of Myopia Management, the first multichannel digital resource dedicated to myopia care. I appreciate your enthusiastic emails and suggestions for future topics. Your input will help make Review of Myopia Management (RMM) a leading source for eye care professionals of clinical, practice development, and research information on myopia care.

The editorial theme of the April edition of RMM asks, “Whom to target with myopia management intervention?” Jennifer Sha, BOptom, BSs(Hons), Senior Research Optometrist for the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) in Sydney, Australia, writes about which children to target with myopia management interventions. Dr. Maria Liu, associate professor at UC Berkeley School of Optometry and the founder of UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic, details how to manage an adult high myope who continues to progress. Dr. Dan Press, Director of Pediatric Eye Care, Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy Services at North Suburban Vision Consultants, Ltd. in Chicago discusses how to present myopia management to parents and children.

The May edition will discuss “When to Initiate Myopia Management Intervention & When to Stop.”

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has created an outstanding suite of evidence-based tools available free of charge in the “Myopia Management Tools” section of Review of Myopia Management. The BHVI Myopia Calculator is designed to bridge the gap between research data and the end user. The tool shows the various management options/scenarios and demonstrates the possible benefits, over time, of starting to treat myopia progression. The BHVI Guidelines for Myopia Management is an easy-to-use, practical tool developed to assist the busy eye care professional manage patients with myopia. Check them out!

Working together, we can reverse the alarming increase in the prevalence of myopia and high myopia. As always, I welcome your suggestions and comments.

Best professional regards,

Dwight H. Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO
Chief Medical Editor
dwight.akerman@gmail.com

 

 

Dwight H. Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO, is chief medical editor of Review of Myopia Management.

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