Unravelling Myopia With India Vision Institute

Unravelling Myopia With India Vision Institute

July 15, 2021


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

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