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HomemieyecareThe Myopia Issue

The Myopia Issue

It’s that time of year again!

I invite you to dive into this special myopia issue of mivision, which features more than a dozen brand new articles on the latest research, treatments, and clinical implementations of myopia management.

My feature article sets the scene on the increasing availability of novel treatments to slow myopia progression and increased global prescribing rates. We are leading the global pack with myopia management uptake in our part of the world, but there is always progress to be made in providing best-practice care to our patients with myopia. Whether you’re getting started or already experienced in myopia management, you’ll find the knowledge you need in this issue to help you stay at the cutting edge.

The wide-ranging topics covered in this myopia issue will help you gain perspective on the size of the myopia problem, as well as the expanding range of solutions. My coauthors explore myopia trends in Australia and New Zealand; risk factors for myopia including the latest on-screen time and digital devices; and numerous innovations in myopia control treatments.

A variety of detail on the latest technologies for spectacle and contact lens myopia control is described, including optical designs, practical details, and dispensing considerations. Incorporating diagnostic technology to measure axial length and corneal topography for your myopia management patients is also key in cutting-edge practice.

In this issue, you can also get up to speed on the red-hot topic of repeated low-level red-light therapy; the latest scientific understanding presented in the International Myopia Institute 2023 Reports; and remembering that ‘myopia management’ doesn’t stop at adulthood, with diligent ocular health management being crucial. Expanding our knowledge and experience is the stuff of every professional’s journey; take inspiration from the “jack of many trades”, Aussie luminary Professor Arthur Ho in his profile.

With the busiest season of patient care now kicking off, I wish you all the best for the remainder of 2023, along with the opportunity to take stock and make your own plans for personal progress and innovation in the year to come.