When to Initiate Myopia Management Intervention and When to Stop

Implicit in deciding when to initiate myopia management is monitoring pre-myopic patients who are at risk of developing myopia.

Myopia Management Intervention for Special Cases

Over 30 percent of the world is currently myopic, and by 2050, almost 50 percent will be myopic… a staggering 5 billion people.

Parental Awareness and Education Are Critical to the Acceptance of Myopia Interventions

Parents, especially mothers, are critical health care decision-makers for their children. This study demonstrates the lack of parental recognition of the risks for eye disease and vision loss associated with myopia and the lack of parental concern related to a diagnosis of childhood myopia...

Global Variations and Time Trends in the Prevalence of Childhood Myopia

Myopia affects one in six of the world’s population but the prevalence of myopia varies by age, rural versus urban environments, ethnicity and gender. Bringing together the evidence and understanding the differences across populations may help...

Prevention and Management of Myopia and Myopic Pathology

According to current estimates, there are 1950 million myopes and 277 million high myopes globally. Both genetics and environmental factors are the present-day main contributors to the sudden increase in myopia...

Managing Adult Progressive Myopia

Myopia is becoming a worldwide epidemic and imposes a tremendous public health burden.1-4 On top of the drastic increase in the overall prevalence of myopia, it is more concerning that the age of onset has become much younger, resulting in a faster progression, older age of myopia stabilization...

Understanding the Characteristics of People at Greater Risk

By 2020 the global prevalences of myopia and high myopia are estimated to be 34% and 5.2%, respectively and are predicted to increase.1 Due to the increased risk of developing associated complications such as retinal detachment...

Myopia Management in Action

Myopia is likely the most common condition encountered by optometrists in clinical practice, and the prevalence is only increasing.

Myopia Management and Technology

For most eyecare professionals (ECPs), progressive myopia, especially among children, is a refractive error that they correct with single vision spectacles or contact lenses. We must stop thinking about myopia as simply a refractive error and start thinking about it as an eye health issue.

Current Treatments in Myopia Management

Today’s optometrist can finally offer our young myopes an alternative to traditional refractive error correction that can improve their quality of life and reduce their potential for future ocular disease.

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