A Novel Soft Radial Refractive Gradient (SRRG) contact lens for myopia control

Recently, I completed my PhD on myopia control with a soft Radial Refractive Gradient (RRG) design contact lens. This experimental design was primarily based on the peripheral retinal blur theory, that E. Smith developed,1 providing an incremental, progressive, refractive change from the central visual axis to peripheral retina, reaching a +2.00D add plus power at about 35 degrees of retinal …

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Using Myopia Profile

In this short video, I introduce Myopia Profile, explain how I use it in practice, and describe two typical childhood myopia cases. I routinely use the profile when I am examining a child who is already myopia or is showing risk of developing myopia. By stepping through the different stages I am able to explain to the child, and their …

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SMART study – orthokeratology slows progression of myopia

The recently published outcome from this multi-site USA based study is in agreement with previous studies comparing effect of orthokeratology in slowing progression of myopia in children compared to disposable soft contact lenses. Multi-site study across USA with patients followed for 3 years Children aged 11-14 Emerald lens design vs PureVision OK group progressed by -0.13D over 3 years, and …

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Prescribing adds for accommodation lag

Essential reading to preface the below are my notes on how to measure near lag of accommodation and how to measure accommodative facility. You can also watch how to measure accommodative lag on our Youtube channel. You’ll have already read how assessing accommodative function at near is a vital component of understanding the myopia profile of your patient. Myopic progression in …

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Measuring accommodative facility

Assessing accommodative function at near is a vital component of understanding the myopia profile of your patient. Myopic progression in children and adults can be influenced by binocular vision function. There is a reported association between higher levels of esophoria and accommodative lag at near in myopic children and young adults as compared to emmetropes.1-5 Myopic children and young adults …

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Measuring near lag of accommodation

Assessing accommodative function at near is a vital component of understanding the myopia profile of your patient. Myopic progression in children and adults can be influenced by binocular vision function. There is a reported association between higher levels of esophoria and accommodative lag at near in myopic children and young adults as compared to emmetropes.1-5 Myopic children and young adults …

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In Optika Forma – Customising the perfect myopia control contact lens

Myopia control is much more than just a new modality for our contact lens practice – it is a shift in paradigm. We may be converting our practices from simply correcting ametropia and servicing our patients’ refractive needs to treating them in a therapeutic way, preventing or minimizing myopic retinopathy and potentially changing lives. We actually may need new terminology …

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Atropine for myopia control – the clinical experience

In 2010 Visique Rose Optometrists in New Zealand launched its myopia control clinic. The aim of this clinic was to provide evidence based treatment options for the correction for myopia. Two years ago Atropine was introduced with help and collaboration of local ophthalmology. All patients within the clinic are reviewed regularly with cycloplegic refraction (as indicated) and IOL master measurement …

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The ‘next big thing’ for myopia control – an industry perspective

After attending the BCLA Myopia Management Day, I got to thinking about how industry will respond to the conference highlights. There was much discussion about new optical designs which may emerge in the coming years. New optical designs will require research funding to measure their effects to ultimately achieve FDA approval for myopia control. Industry will need to provide considerable …

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Eight ways to introduce myopia control into your practice

Speaking at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America on myopia control has seen numerous practitioners clearly interested in my approach to myopia management. The difficulty in the busy clinician translating research into practice is that full spectrum myopia management demands knowledge of epidemiology, optics, specialty contact lenses and binocular vision. That’s a lot to get your head around, …

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