Good communication is crucial to success in myopia management. This builds trust in you, the eye care professional, as patients undergoing myopia management will be under your care for a decade or longer.
What is the risk for a child who presents in your practice with myopia - of developing high myopia? What factors do you need to take into consideration and what is the evidence for the different strategies available to manage their progression?
The Brien Holden Vision Institute Myopia Calculator is an online tool that enables practitioners to explain possible progression of myopia over time to their patients. It also provides a means to illustrate the beneficial effect of slowing myopic progression using available technologies.
Both the incidence and prevalence of myopia and high myopia are rising globally. Prevalence of myopia is already 80% – 90% for young adults aged 17 – 18 years in many East and Southeast Asian countries1 but more importantly, myopia is beginning to be seen at earlier ages than before.