IMI - Myopia Control Reports Overview and Introduction


With the growing prevalence of myopia, already at epidemic levels in some countries, there is an urgent need for new management approaches. However, with the increasing number of research publications on the topic of myopia control, there is also a clear necessity for agreement and guidance on key issues, including on how myopia should be defined and how interventions, validated by well-conducted clinical trials, should be appropriately and ethically applied. The International Myopia Institute (IMI) reports the critical review and synthesis of the research evidence to date, from animal models, genetics, clinical studies, and randomized controlled trials, by more than 85 multidisciplinary experts in the field, as the basis for the recommendations contained therein. As background to the need for myopia control, the risk factors for myopia onset and progression are reviewed. The seven generated reports are summarized: (1) Defining and Classifying Myopia, (2) Experimental Models of Emmetropization and Myopia, (3) Myopia Genetics, (4) Interventions for Myopia Onset and Progression, (5) Clinical Myopia Control Trials and Instrumentation, (6) Industry Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Myopia Control, and (7) Clinical Myopia Management Guidelines.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG)
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Vision, Hearing and Language
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry
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Publication ISSN: 1552-5783
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Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 12:47
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Published Date: 2019-02-28
Accepted Date: 2018-10-20
Authors: Wolffsohn, James S (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4673-8927)
Flitcroft, Daniel Ian
Gifford, Kate L
Jong, Monica
Jones, Lyndon
Klaver, Caroline C W
Logan, Nicola S (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0538-9516)
Naidoo, Kovin
Resnikoff, Serge
Sankaridurg, Padmaja
Smith, Earl L
Troilo, David
Wildsoet, Christine F

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