I Found a New Eye Blog and It's Great! "Eyedolatry"
EYEDOLATRY BLOG I don't know this person, but I really like their blog...I just found it today! So I'm spreading the word. Here's some samples taken from an April post on myopia control: "The most successful method to date of slowing down myopia progression has been orthokeratology; specialized corneal molds that are worn at night and reshape the eye while you sleep. The CRAYON study and the SMART study demonstrated effective reduction of myopia prescription rate of change, as well as reduced lengthening of the eye (called axial length) with nightly orthoK lens wear. Studies suggest that wearing orthoK lenses reduces the rate of myopia progression between 50-90% and the axial length elongation between 40-80% compared to single vision glasses wear. Wearing these molds will not reverse myopia that has already developed, but they can greatly minimize the speed with which a child's prescription increases if worn nightly during the years of typical myopic growth (usually through the early 20s). Orthokeratology is FDA approved for treatment of myopia up to -6.00D of prescription in the United States." And this is a great statement on "what doesn't work" to control myopia: "What Doesn't Work Through the course of research scientists have also found that many methods don't help reduce myopia progression, and can even make it increase faster! Two popular concepts that have now been proven ineffective were the use of bifocal glasses or undercorrecting the myopic prescription. The COMET Study showed no statistically significant benefit in the use of bifocal or progressive lenses in slowing myopia rates compared to wearing single vision glasses. Sometimes I am asked by parents to reduce a prescription for their child in the hopes to keep their Rx lower, but undercorrecting prescription can actually increase the worsening of near sightedness and should be avoided!" Great job, ladies!