Tackling the “Myopia or Glaucoma?” Question

As the prevalence of both increase, ODs will be on the front lines, relying on a growing set of tools to aid proper diagnosis and management.

Myopia Development Common in Young Adults

Over an eight-year period, more than one-third of patients in their twenties experienced progression.

Reduced Choroidal Thickness Found in More Myopic Eyes

These patients also had an increased flow void and reduced choriocapillaris vascular density.

Choroidal Thickening May Inform Best Atropine Concentration

Children with myopia taking 0.025% or 0.05% showed better outcomes than those taking 0.01% over a two-year study.

Correct Localization of BMO on OCT Critical in High Myopes

This contributes to increased diagnostic accuracy and clinical management in these patients.

SMILE Demonstrates Positive Results Through 12 Months

Patients with myopia or myopic astigmatism achieved consistent, predictable outcomes for keratometric, cylinder and spherical measurements.

Rethink Glasses in Infants with High Astigmatism, Hyperopia

Most of these eyes emmetropized to a greater degree than eyes with myopia.

Red-light Therapy for Myopia Control Shows Promise

The treatment was well-accepted by children and demonstrated no functional or structural damage.

Myopic, Emmetropic Eyes Behave Similarly at Closer Accommodative Levels

Near targets (up to 0.20m) produced comparable off-axis refractions between both groups.

Ortho-K Controls Axial Elongation in High Myopes Within One Year

This modality proved more effective than 0.01% atropine in this subpopulation of patients, study shows.