Myopia

High Myopes at Elevated Risk for Cataract Complications

Posterior capsular rupture, retinal detachment, traction maculopathy and others occurred more frequently.
06/02/2021

Multifocals Better Tolerated than Single Vision for Myopia Control

Three lenses tested resulted in reduced contrast sensitivity compared with spherical correction.
05/28/2021

Insulin, Gender Linked to Myopia Development

Nutritional factors, however, played less of a role in a recent study.
05/24/2021

Single Set of Common Genetic Variants Tied to Myopia

DNA with risk alleles associated with the condition were most common in high refractive error cases.
05/21/2021

Gender Shift Noted in Myopia Rates

Girls were more prone to the condition in a study of kids vs. adults. In the latter group, men had higher prevalence.
05/17/2021

Notable Myopic Shift in Younger Children During COVID-19

Home confinement increased the burden in kids between the ages of six and eight, who are more sensitive to environmental changes than older ones.
05/12/2021

Swept-Source OCT-A Distinguishes Changes in Myopic Eyes

High myopia was associated with decreased choroidal thickness in all scan sizes.
05/10/2021

Myopia Prevention Initiative Helps Reduce Childhood Cases

Rates dropped from 15% to 9% after patients upped their outdoor time for five years, study finds.
05/07/2021

Study Delves into Pathologic Myopia’s Choroidal Effects

About 30% of eyes with the condition had macular neovascularization, researchers report.
04/30/2021

What to Look for in High Myopes with Glaucoma

Larger BMO tilt angle, lower BMO ovality and thinner PCT were tied to increased axial length.
04/28/2021

Upcoming Events

June 17, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO and David RP. Almeida, MD, MBA, PhD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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June 23, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Joseph M. Coney, MD and Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
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June 29, 2021

Genetic Testing: A New Frontier in Management of Inherited Retinal Diseases
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Speaker: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
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