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Myopia ‘A to Z’: Existing and Future Treatments

Myopia ‘A to Z’: Existing and Future Treatments

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With Myopia (short-sightedness) increasing at an alarming rate, Dr Colin Chan explores the alternatives to established corrective procedures (e.g. LASIK and surface ablation) and looks at the underlying evidence for each. In this article, Dr Chan discusses:

  • Acupuncture
  • Clear Lens Extraction (CLE)
  • Diet
  • Contact Lenses (bifocal or progressive multifocal contact lenses)
  • LASIK
  • Mydriatics (e.g. atropine and pirenzepine)
  • MyoRing
  • Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
  • Perceptual Learning 
  • Phakic IOL 
  • Photorefractive Intrastromal Cross-linking (‘Flash’ Cross-linking)
  • Posterior Scleral Reinforcement
  • Radial Keratotomy (RK)
  • Scleral Cross-linking
  • Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Surface ablation (ASLA, LASEK, Thin-flap LASIK, PRK)

Furthermore, he highlights the importance of collaboration between orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmologists in order to optimise the treatment of myopia.

Read the full article here



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