Myopia: The Nature-Nurture Debate

The debate on the role of ‘nature versus nurture’ in the aetiology of myopia has been ongoing for many decades but the exact role of genetic versus environmental components remains far from settled.

Myopia: The Time to Act is Now

By Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO Myopia is the most common ocular abnormality in the world, yet many patients and parents do not understand the...

The Myopia Management Market

By Richard Edlow, OD Review of Optometric Business, December 2018 There is mounting evidence that the prevalence of myopia, both worldwide and in the United States,...

The Future is Looking Myopic

By Catherine Manthorp, Associate Editor Review of Optometry, January 2019 Myopia was previously thought to be a simple refractive condition correctable by glasses...

Why is Myopia Management Important?

Welcome to the Review of Myopia Management (RMM), the first multichannel digital resource dedicated to myopia! We aspire to be a leading...

Lost Productivity Due To Myopia

Uncorrected myopia as well as high myopia resulting in complications such as myopic macular degeneration (MMD) can potentially result in lost productivity....

Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia is Expected to Rise in the Future

Given the already high prevalence of myopia in many parts of the world, estimates of the future prevalence of myopia is critical...

Visual Impairment and Blindness from Myopic Macular Degeneration Predicted to Rise Significantly

Many people, especially parents, believe that myopia is an inconvenience that merely requires refractive correction with spectacles, contact lenses, or surgery. Unfortunately,...

Implications of the Public Health Burden of Myopia and High Myopia

Eye care practitioners see the burden of myopia in individuals every day: patients worrying about refractive changes; patients needing to update glasses and/or contact lenses to recover vision lost to myopia progression; patients with myopia-associated pathology and/or vision loss from those conditions; parents who worry about their children becoming myopic and progressing to higher levels of myopia, etc.

An Urgent Need: Focus on Shortsightedness

It is undeniable – the myopia pandemic is well and truly here. In many East Asian countries; for example, Singapore, China, and...

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