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Featured Speaker – Repka

Session Details

Sunday,  8:00AM - 9:15AM PST
Session: SYM33    Location: WEST 3018

Current Approaches to Myopia Control

In Person, Live Broadcast, On Demand


8:00   Myopia Therapy with Orthokeratology
Tania M Cunha Schaefer, MD
8:08   Q&A
8:10   Update on Atropine Studies for Myopia Control
Michael X Repka, MD, MBA
8:18   Q&A
8:20   Use of Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia Control
Amy K Hutchinson MD
8:28   Q&A
8:30   Genetics and Mechanisms of Myopia
David Anthony Mackey MD
8:38   Q&A
8:40   International Update on the Myopia Pandemic
Jason Yam, FRCS(ED), MBBS
8:48   Q&A
8:50   Whitney G Sampson Lecture: Violet Light Hypothesis for the Control of Myopia Progression
Kazuo Tsubota MD
9:10   Q&A
Joann J Kang, MD

Cosponsored by the Eye and Contact Lens Association (ECLA)

Myopia is a global public health epidemic, especially in Asian and industrialized countries. In addition to the significant social and economic burden, the pathologic complications of myopia are one of the leading causes of visual impairment worldwide. It is thus crucial to slow the onset and progression of myopia. This symposium will focus on recent innovations in myopia control techniques and management options and will present an update on the latest research interventions in development.


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