Many eye doctor’s are starting to recognize the critical importance of myopia control, joining Treehouse Eyes in the battle to fight the epidemic with treating and controlling myopia, not just correcting for nearsightedness in our young patients’ eyes. In this Resource Center area we assemble technical papers and other health-care professional oriented materials to provide doctor’s with as much up-do-date knowledge as we can.

Studies

ATOM2 Update from AAO

The most important recent study investigating and reporting the long-term efficacy of atropine in myopia control is the ATOM2 Study. In this Resource Center post we discuss the recent AAO Journal article updating on the study.

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Epidemiology (cause) of Myopia

Under-correction can enhance myopia’s progression

Effect of overnight orthokeratology on conjunctival goblet cells.

Study Ranks Methods to slow myopia.

Undercorrection of myopia enhances rather than inhibits myopia progression

More Studies and Journal Articles

Overview of myopia

Wall Street Journal article on nearsightedness in children (April 2015)

Washington Post article on the global myopia epidemic (September 2015)

Overview of myopia as published in The Lancet

Orthokeratology improves dry eye symptoms

Study of specialty contact lenses for myopia treatment 

Novel oral medication (7MX) study, not yet available in the US

Overview of various myopia treatment methods 

Overview of various myopia treatment methods, as published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Overview of various myopia treatment methods, as published in the Journal of the American Optometric Association (page 23)

Overview of various myopia treatment methods, as published in the Journal of the American Academy of Opthalmology

Soft multifocal contact lens use in treating myopia, as published in the Journal of the American Academy of Opthalmology

Soft multifocal contact lens use in treating myopia, as published in Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science

Orthokeratology to slow myopia progress, as published in the British Journal of Opthalmology  

Effect of outdoor activity on myopia, as published in BMC Opthalmology 

Effect of outdoor activity on myopia, as published by the American Medical Association

Atropine use in Asian Children

Study on long term effect of orthokeratology in children, as published in Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science

Overview of orthokeratology as published in the American Journal of Opthalmology

Three year study on orthokeratology

Study on the safety of orthokeratolgy, as published in Eye and Contact Lens

Study on orthokeratology in Chinese children, as published in BMC Opthalmology