MAR 31, 2021
2020 Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day
Complications, Diagnostic & Imaging, External/Anterior Segment, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus
In this video, international experts from the Academy's Task Force on Myopia share their experience of school-based myopia intervention in China, Taiwan, the United States, Poland, and Colombia.
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.