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Featured symposium: Understanding Myopia…

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Sunday, 3:45PM - 5:00PM PST

Session: SYM53 Location: WEST 2005

Understanding Myopia: Global Prevalence, Mechanism, Treatment and Prevention in 2023


In Person, On Demand


Topic: Global Ophthalmology

Alex Christoff, CO
Omondi L Nyong'o MD

3:45   Welcome and Speaker Introductions
Alex Christoff, CO
3:46   Presentation of Lancaster Medal Award
Pamela Hutt Berg CO COMT
3:54   Introduction/Background
Omondi L Nyong'o MD
3:56   The Epidemiology of Myopia
Kyle A Arnoldi CO
4:06   Myopia in Genetic Disorders
Jefferson J Doyle, PHD, MBBCHIR, MHS
4:16   Challenges with Screening and Providing Spectacles to Underserved Populations
Megan E Collins, MD
4:26   Strabismus Associated with High Myopia
Laura Kirkeby, MS
4:36   Atropine Dose – Making Sense of the Literature
Kanwal K Nischal MBBS
4:46   Wrap-up/Q&A
Omondi L Nyong'o MD


Cosponsored by the American Orthoptic Council (AOC); American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) 

Myopia is a common cause of correctable vision loss. The number of people affected by myopia is increasing around the world, and its prevalence is projected to reach 50% of the world population by 2050. This rise is attributed mostly to lifestyle factors. Myopia affects an estimated 34% of children in the United States and a significantly higher percentage in some countries in Asia. Even low degrees of myopia can be associated with an increased risk of retinal detachment, cataracts and glaucoma. This symposium will present the impact of myopia on the global population and discuss its potential treatments.

Alex Christoff, CO: None; Omondi L Nyong'o MD: Palo Alto Medical Foundation: E; Pamela Hutt Berg CO COMT: None; Kyle A Arnoldi CO: None; Jefferson J Doyle, PHD, MBBCHIR, MHS: Conquering Gyrate Atrophy Foundation: S; Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.: S; Marfan Foundation: S; Megan E Collins, MD: None; Laura Kirkeby, MS: Has not yet disclosed; Kanwal K Nischal MBBS: Essilor Instruments: S; graybug: C; ocumension: S; Recordati Rare Diseases: C; Santen, Inc.: C;

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