Myopia is a growing public eye health problem and it has been estimated that by 2050, globally 50% population will have myopia. Worldwide, scientists and clinicians are collaboratively involved in developing treatment strategies to control the progression of myopia.
The purpose of the lecture series is to educate and update eye health care professionals about myopia control strategies and motivate them to deploy those strategies in their practices.
Over two months, from July 15 to August 19, IMI Taskforce Leader’s and Advisory Board members Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg, Prof. James Wolffsohn, Prof. earl Smith III, Dr Thomas Aller, Prof. Lyndon Jones and Dr Monica Jong will be delivering sessions at the online Myopia Lecture Series during 15 July – 19 August, which will include themes on Real World Myopia Management, Onset, Cause and Risk Factors for Myopia, Clinical Trials for Myopia Control and Update on the Guidelines for Management of Myopia and more.
Talk 1 – Real World Myopia Management
Dr Thomas A Aller, Owner, Dr. Thomas Aller Optometrist, Inc.; Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
Talk 2 – Onset, Cause and Risk Factors for Myopia
Prof Padmaja Sankaridurg, Head, Myopia; Head, Intellectual Property BHVI; Conjoint Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales; Advisory Board Member, International Myopia Institute
Talk 3 – Experimental Models for Myopia Control
Prof Earl L. Smith III, Professor Emeritus, University of Houston, College of Optometry
Talk 4 – Clinical Trials for Myopia Control
Prof James Wolffsohn, Professor of Optometry & Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aston University
Talk 5 – Update on the Guidelines for Management of Myopia
Dr Monica Jong, Executive Director, International Myopia Institute; Assistant Professor, University of Canberra
Talk 6 – Role of Industries to arrest Myopia Progression
Prof Lyndon Jones, Director, Centre for Ocular Research & Education; University Research Chair, Professor, School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo