Myopia Management Close-Up: Richard L. Abbott, MD, on the AAO’s Myopia Task Force

The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Myopia Task Force brought together experts on myopia from around the world to develop an action plan to delay the onset of myopia in children and slow its progression. Review of Myopia Management’s John Sailer recently interviewed the leader of the AAO’s Myopia Task Force, Richard L. Abbott, MD, to discuss how they will implement some next steps, including:

  • educating the health care community, public policy makers, and the public about the public health burden imposed by myopia
  • promoting myopia as an important public health concern both nationally and internationally
  • working with the pediatric and family physician organizations to encourage the value of outdoor time for children and to encourage the early diagnosis of children

Listen to discover how the AAO is working with global ophthalmological organizations as well as U.S. organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Optometry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and learn more about the AAO’s upcoming white paper on the subject.

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