MAR 31, 2021
Complications, Diagnostic & Imaging, External/Anterior Segment, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus
In this video, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Task Force on Myopia presents an evidence-based rationale for protection and early intervention for myopia. summarizes public health approaches to control myopia progression, and makes recommendations for reducing progression.
Myopia is an increasing cause of visual impairment around the globe. The World Health Organization World Report on Vision noted that according to estimates, the number of people in the world with myopia will increase from 1.95 billion in 2010 to 3.36 billion in 2030. During the same period, the number of people with high myopia is projected to increase from 277.2 million in 2010 to 516.7 million in 2030. As a first step to address the need for ameliorating myopia progression on a global basis, the Academy created a Task Force on Myopia, composed of experts in myopia progression and prevention from around the world.