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Research Links for Myopia Management

Myopia Prevention and Control.
This group of articles are attempting to gain insights into the issue of myopia development by comparing many different original research articles.

High myopia as a risk factor in primary open angle glaucoma.
A summary of the evidence that myopia is a factor that contributes towards glaucoma.

Time outdoors and the prevention of Myopia.
Recent evidence suggests that children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be or to become myopic.

Myopia and associated pathological complications.
Patients with high myopia are more susceptible to ocular abnormalities.

The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology.
The calculated risks from myopia are comparable to those between hypertension, smoking and cardiovascular disease.

Five-Year Clinical Trial on Atropine for the Treatment of MyopiaMyopia Control with Atropine 0.01% Eyedrops.
Atropine 0.01% eye drops appear to be more effective in slowing myopia progression with less visual side effects compared with higher doses of atropine.

Outdoor Activity during Class Recess Reduces Myopia Onset and Progression in School Children.
Outdoor activities during recess in school have a significant effect on myopia control.

Orthokeratology to control myopia progression: a meta-analysis.
Ortho-k can apparently slow myopia progression in children.

Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact (DISC) lens slows myopia progression in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren: a 2-year randomised clinical trial.
Simultaneous clear vision with constant myopic defocus can slow myopia progression.

Effect of Dual-Focus Soft Contact Lens Wear on Axial Myopia Progression in Children.
Myopia progression was reduced significantly in eyes wearing DF lenses.

Multifocal Contact Lens Myopia Control.
There is a need for a long-term study to investigate the potential for soft multifocal contact lens myopia control