Retina Specialists Seek to Stem Myopia Epidemic

Source: Medscape

Monday, September 11, 2017 | Medical Studies , Retina


In light of the increasing prevalence of myopia in certain parts of the world, ophthalmologists should advise parents on ways to curb the development of myopia in children and intervene early if myopia is progressing rapidly, experts said at the 17th EURETINA Congress, according to a report in Medscape.

The prevention of myopia is important because of the correlation between myopia and high myopia, said Andrzej Grzybowski, MD, PhD, from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.

"Historically, people believed that low myopia never becomes high myopia," he explained. "However, we know now that high myopia might be a continuation of low myopia."

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