Myopia Guide: Family communication

Bill Harvey highlights resources for introducing myopia management to at-risk patients

Most readers will be more than aware that there is a solid body of evidence showing how a number of interventions, such as the use of specially designed contact lenses, spectacle lenses, cycloplegic agents and corneal remodelling, are able to slow down the progression of myopia. Importantly, this slowing down means so much more than just the opportunity to let paediatric patients (and their parents) know that there will be less need for stronger spectacles as they grow. The association of myopia with a whole raft of potentially sight threatening conditions, such as maculopathy and glaucoma, means that there are quantifiable long-term benefits for every dioptre of myopia averted.

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