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Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e31824ccbc3
Review Article

The Prevalence and Impact of High Myopia

Jones, Deborah F.C.Optom., Dip.C.L.P., F.A.A.O.; Luensmann, Doerte Ph.D., Dipl. Ing. (A.O.)

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Abstract

Abstract: Myopia has gained increasing interest in recent years, particularly because of its increase in prevalence across populations worldwide. The onset of myopia has shifted to a younger age, and the number of high myopes with prescriptions of more than −5.00 D has increased over the last few decades. High myopia is strongly associated with a greater incidence of pathologic complications, has shown to impact vision-related quality of life in children and adults and is further associated with certain contact lens complications. Different pharmaceutical and optical treatment options are currently under investigation with a common goal to slow down the rate of myopia progression.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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