The MiYOSMART spectacle lenses have been found to significantly reduce the progression of myopia and axial elongation in children in the UK, as compared to data from untreated myopes. The study looked at the change in spherical equivalent refraction (SER) and axial length (AL) over a period of 12 months in 87 children between the… Continue reading MiYOSMART Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control
MiYOSMART Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a growing concern in Australia, especially in children. Myopia occurs when the eye is longer than normal, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of on it, leading to blurred vision. This can lead to a range of problems, such as difficulty reading or seeing distant… Continue reading Myopia in Australian kids – an easy read
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 – 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
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
Children are not little adults as far as the testing parameters go for evaluation of visual function we need to adapt and modify our testing protocol to meet the needs of the child. We adopt a holistic approach to functional binocular vision evaluation. Often issues arise from eye teaming and binocular vision dysfunction rather than… Continue reading Children’s Optometry
As a paediatric optometrist, time and time again I see parents mortified at the thought that their child has been going about their daily activities coping with an underlying vision problem that they didn’t have a clue about. Kids were born with one pair of eyes, so however they are working, their perception is often… Continue reading Parents are not expected to be Optometrists!