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Myopia Profile Digest

Young adult myopia management

Managing progressive myopia in older teens and young adults can present a particular challenge, as our myopia control studies rarely include this age group. We also don't have a lot of data on how frequently and how much myopia progresses beyond childhood. This issue covers what we do know from the research and how we should approach both ceasing myopia management and managing progressive myopia in young adults, to ensure an evidence-based and practically relevant approach.

Adult myopia progression - what should you do?

Research indicates that about 20% of adult myopes in their 20s will progress by at least 1D in that decade. What can we do to help? This summary covers the available research and longest follow ups on adult myopia progression (23 years!) and considers the lack of evidence for interventions while applying sensible clinical principles for helping this patient group. Read more 

When to stop myopia control treatments

This is a crucial topic for clinical practice, so we've put some serious effort into this one! In this blog we've covered when myopia stops progressing; myopia progression beyond the teens; why do you need to stop; clinical considerations for cessation (including an atropine tapering schedule) and take home messages.Read more

Clinical Cases

Upper age for myopia management 
In this case from our Facebook group, clinicians discussed myopia management in older teens and young adults, and when to cease management. Read more
Does pregnancy influence myopia?
This case morphed from a discussion about myopia and vision changes in pregnancy to adult myopia progression and back again. Intrigued? Read more

Profiling a Profiler - Jeanette and Millette Romualdez


In each update, we'll introduce you to someone in our MP community. This time we'd like you to meet optometry sisters extraordinaire Jeanette and Millette Romualdez from the Phillipines, who'll tell you a little about themselves as well as optometry in their country.Read more

Latest Science

  • Could virtual reality be better for myopia than screens? Could we expect Virtual Reality to be better for myopia than our screens and smartphones of today? How will the artificially simulated visual environment of VR impact on children's visual development? The research so far is early and mixed.
  • May 2020 myopia research update:This latest edition covers the SightGlass report on interim 12 month results of their novel spectacle lens clinical trial; genetic testing for myopia; and a systematic review on the role of spectacle under-correction, full or no correction in myopia progression.

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