Managing Your Practices Myopia Integration

Managing Your Practices Myopia Integration

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Insight Magazine With an abundance of evidence, diagnostics and treatments, the bar has arguably never been lower for practices to incorporate myopia control. In fact, some contend there is a diminishing list of reasons for Optometrists not to practice some form of management. Insight speaks to Mark Hinds, Kevin Trac and Jenkin Yau about their… Continue reading Managing Your Practices Myopia Integration

Risk factors for fast and slow myopia progression in a randomized controlled trial of 0.01% atropine eye drops

ARVO Abstract Number: 812 – C0495 AuthorBlock: Matilda Biba1, Gareth Lingham1, Emmanuel Kobia-Acquah1, Ian Flitcroft1,2, James Loughman1 1Centre for Eye Research Ireland (CERI), Technological University Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; 2Ophthalmology, Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Summary of paper : Myopia, also known as near sightedness, is a condition where a person can see nearby… Continue reading Risk factors for fast and slow myopia progression in a randomized controlled trial of 0.01% atropine eye drops

Atropine Dosage in Australian Population

Atropine Dosage in Australian Population – April 2023 – Myopia Profile Update AbstractTitle: Low-concentration atropine eyedrops for myopia control in a multi-racial cohort of Australian children: A randomised clinical trialAuthors: Samantha Sze-Yee Lee, Gareth Lingham, Magdalena Blaszkowska, Paul G Sanfilippo, Adrian Koay, Maria Franchina, Audrey Chia, James Loughman, Daniel Ian Flitcroft, Christopher J Hammond, Augusto… Continue reading Atropine Dosage in Australian Population

Myopia Control at the Australian Vision Convention

    Mark gets a mention with the Orthokeratology Society of Oceana for his lecture on Myopia Control at the Australian Vision Convention. Big Nerd! We invest a lot in education, time and instrumentation for our short sighted junior patients. Including measuring axial length for myopia progression. We obviously think that it’s important!   see:… Continue reading Myopia Control at the Australian Vision Convention

Myopia Control MiSight Contact Lenses

Did you realise that the prevalence of myopia in 12 year old kids in Australia doubled between 2005 and 2011? Being short sighted carries with it a life long risk of retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma as well as not seeing clearly at distance. What can be done you ask? Ortho-k contact lenses seem to work… Continue reading Myopia Control MiSight Contact Lenses

Mark Presents at Australian Vision Convention 2018 – Myopia Control and Orthokeratology

April 7, 2018 :: http://www.optometry.org.au/qld/professional-development-events/australian-vision-convention.aspx  :: Mark presented the latest research on Myopia Control for kids with progressive myopia and the use of orthoK for this.  The incidence of myopia slide highlighted: 1 in 6 of the world’s population is myopic (2018) :: 1/3 of these reside in SE Asia :: Taiwan close to 90%… Continue reading Mark Presents at Australian Vision Convention 2018 – Myopia Control and Orthokeratology

Sunlight for shortsightedness and myopia

After Mark spending time at the 2016 – 12th Congress of the Othokeratology Society of Oceana / 5th Congress of the International Academy of Orthokeratology there is more and more light shed on why sunlight and outdoor activity is important in myopia progression. From the cellular level there are more amacrine and ganglion cells in… Continue reading Sunlight for shortsightedness and myopia

Just 2 hours a day keeps the myopia away!

Just 2 hours a Day Keeps the Myopia Away! By Kylie McNeill – Clinical Optometrist BAppSc(Optom) (Hons) GradCertOcTher FBCLA Recently some leading-edge research was published by local Brisbane optometrist Associate Professor Scott Read – Director of research at QUT’s School of Optometry and Vision Science. It has been found that the more time children spend… Continue reading Just 2 hours a day keeps the myopia away!