By Loujain Alqahtani, Optometry doctor and student of the Expert Certificate in Clinical Optometry

Abstract

Myopia is an emerging pandemic with prevalence reaching an alarmingly high level globally. The accelerated evolution of lifestyles over recent decades with more time dedicated to near work, combined with a marked reduction of outdoor activities likely explains this epidemic (He et al., 2015; Ip et al., 2008; Nickels et al., 2019). Myopia has been predicted to affect nearly 50% of the world’s population by 2050 (Holden et al., 2016). Due to the significant economic health burden and serious sight-threatening complications associated with myopia such as myopic macular degeneration, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataract, controlling myopia progression is obligatory nowadays more than ever to increase the quality of life and ocular health and reduce the social impact and burden (Holden et al., 2013). However, this article will focus on optical intervention in controlling myopia progression.

Download the full Research Work: Loujain Alqahtani (2023). Current Optical Interventions in Controlling Myopia Progression. SAERA

 

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