A free infographic is now available to assist practitioners and create awareness of myopia as a public health issue.
Produced by the International Myopia Institute (IMI), the evidence-based information presented in the infographic is based on the IMI White Papers published in 2019 and 2021.
The IMI White Papers were authored by over one hundred experts in the field of myopia, and comprehensively cover a range of areas including: definitions and classifications, genetics, experimental models, interventions, risk factors, impact of myopia, accommodation and binocular vision, myopia control trials and instrumentation, industry guidelines and ethical considerations, pathologic myopia, clinical management guidelines, and a yearly digest update. The white papers and clinical summaries are available in many international languages.
“This carefully crafted infographic summarises some of the key evidence-based findings of the International Myopia Institute’s white papers; it can be used by eye care practitioners to communicate these to involve patients in their management,” said Chief Scientist Professor James Wolffsohn.
“We are excited to share a much needed resource that will be used widely by practitioners around the world in supporting evidence-based myopia management. The IMI Facts and Findings Infographic will help to support practitioner-patient communication which is a critical part of successful myopia management,” said Dr Monica Jong, IMI Executive Director.
The IMI Facts and Findings Infographic is available in different sizes and formats, and can be downloaded for free at myopiainstitute.org.