Myopia Control Program

The following is from a case-study: Use of Contact Lenses in Myopia Control

The prevalence of myopia has increased over the past few decades, intensifying research interest into reducing myopic progression in children.1-3 Earlier onset of myopia is linked to faster progression and greater severity with higher risk of ocular complications such as glaucoma, cataract and retinal detachment.4-6 In many parts of East Asia myopia has become the most common refractive error once a population reaches their teenage years.7 In Australia, 5% of Caucasians and 40% of East Asian children from 11-15 years of age are myopic, further demonstrating greater prevalence in Asian populations.8

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