Master Myopia in future!
Early and accurate measurement and reliable follow-up of myopia
With myopia prevalence increasing in children, adolescents and young adults and growing exponentially overall, it is becoming more and more important to monitor for myopia early on in life. Simply put: The earlier myopia is discovered, the better. Children should therefore be regularly tested for myopia from the age of 4.
The greatest changes in myopia occur from age 6 to 16 when the eye can start growing out of focus. This results into a bigger axial length of the eye and myopia. Once the eye is grown longer, there is no method shrinking the eye again. The treatment of myopia reduces the eye growth, or, in the best case, stops it. This demonstrates how important it is to regularly test children already at an early age.
The best combination:
Refraction, axial length and keratometry
The standard method for measuring myopia is by refraction. However, due to day-to-day changes in visual acuity as well as measurement variability, refraction tests are prone to fluctuation and unavoidable measurement inaccuracies.
Axial length measurement
The axial length of the eye can be measured accurately and independently of accommodation. Progression in axial length is a reliable indicator of progression in myopia.
The central corneal radii are what ultimately determines the refractive component of the myopic process . These can be automatically measured and succinctly displayed using a keratometer.
Interview with Dr Hakan Kaymak. Professional myopia management in the eye clinic
Get a first-hand introduction to the myopia management routines of an ophthalmological practice. Dr Hakan Kaymak will walk you through a typical examination from start to finish, explaining what the essentials of a routine examination are and why good cooperation with optometrists is important.
New GRAS Module: Comparison with the Gullstrand eye
Never has the interpretation of measurement results been as easy and reliable as with the new Myopia Master®. All individually measured refractive components of the eye are automatically matched with the Gullstrand standard eye model.
Best of all, OCULUS has adapted the Gullstrand eye to children, further improving reliability in this important target group.
The Gullstrand Refractive Analysis System, or GRAS for short, is a refraction-analysis module that is optionally available with the Myopia Master®.
All you need in 7 steps
Myopia management made easy
All key data with just one measurement process
Normative growth curves for easy data interpretation
Questionnaire takes lifestyle and individual risk factors into account
Easy patient education using the traffic light system
Menu of treatment and lifestyle recommendations to choose from
The Myopia Report presents the results in an easy-to-understand way
Trend analysis of follow-up examinations makes success of treatment visible
Refraction, axial length and keratometry are the main measures required for professional myopia management. The measurement process with the Myopia Master® usually takes less than 2 minutes. Absolutely contactless and therefore painless.
Benefit from the unique measurement combination.
Parameter interpretation supported by ethnicity and gender-dependent growth curves.
Benefit from an extensive database.
The Myopia Master® software provides a default questionnaire addressing the most important risk factors. Further risk factors can be added and customized using the Question Kit.
All information is based on peer-reviewed papers.
Benefit from the questionnaire or create your own.
The Myopia Master® software assists the practitioner in educating children and their parents. The near-work calculator is a very helpful gadget for computing the near-work risk factor.
Near-work duration alone already provides a good estimate, which can then be narrowed down with further input.
Benefit from easy-to-understand material.
The software recommends treatment options based on the output of the data evaluation and questionnaire. The clinician can customize the recommended treatment regime by simply ticking the boxes.
Benefit from treatment and lifestyle recommendations.
The Myopia Report for parents includes all results and recommendations. It also helps with reading and understanding the scientific background. The report can be printed or sent by email directly from the Myopia Master® software.
Benefit from the Myopia Report.
Regular follow-up examinations are crucial for myopia management. The Myopia Master® software enables you to locate the latest measurement in a trend analysis and visualize the success of the treatment.
Benefit and make your success visible.
The solution for the future:
The Myopia Master® from OCULUS
Previously there was no all-in-one device available for performing refraction, axial length measurement and keratometry in combination. The only option was to purchase at least two devices, but this still left one with no myopia software.
The Myopia Master® from OCULUS now enables optometrists and ophthalmologists to position themselves optimally for the future. The Myopia Master® combines the most important parameters, making myopia detection and management much easier and more reliable than ever.
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Myopia Case Report – New standard of care in children
With progressive myopia already experiencing an extreme increase over the past few years, this drastic situation is further fueled by the changing eye demands associated with the Covid-19 crisis. This Case Report shows how myopia management was performed in an 8-year-old exophoric patient.DOWNLOAD PDF
Myopia Management with Orthokeratology
In myopia had been stated that avoid overcoming 26 mm of axial length or less of -6.00 D is of importance. Even more, if we know that every additional dioptre increases myopic maculopathy by 67 %. Today, orthokeratology (OK) is a gold standard for optical devices. Between them, Double Reservoir Lenses (DRL) easily allow customization, as changes in back optic zone diameter, for better myopia control in children.DOWNLOAD PDF
Myopia management for pre-myopia
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Alarming high myopia managed with multi focal contact lenses
Over the last years, myopia management has become a major focus in the practical work of many eye care specialists. Current management options typically involve contact lenses or atropine. This Case Report describes the approach taken in a pre-myopic patient.DOWNLOAD PDF
Operations with the Myopia Master
I was initially introduced to the OCULUS Myopia Master® in 2019 (in the UK) and I was very excited to try out this new device which would enable me to measure axial length, refraction and keratometry, all at the same time. Previously there was no all-in-one device available for performing refraction, axial length measurement and keratometry in combination.DOWNLOAD PDF
Hear what the experts say
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Axial Length and Refractive Error in Myopia Management
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Myopia: short-sightedness in children and adolescents on the rise
When it comes to the spread of myopia some studies already speak of an epidemic. The well-known Brien Holden Vision Institute has forecast that by the year 2050 one out of two individuals could be affected by myopia. That is alarming, and it makes it more than clear that early detection and management of myopia are becoming more and more important. For there is no other way to effectively reduce the risks of myopia in children and adolescents.
Numbers speak a clear language
A comparison illustrates the rapidity of this development: In the year 2000 22.9% of the global population were affected by myopia and 2.7% had high myopia beyond -5 diopters. According to Brien Holden's forecast, by 2050, 50% of the world's population could be myopic and at least 10% could be suffering from high myopia. The development is also dramatic within Europe. According to data recently presented by the European Eye Epidemiology Consortium, more than 47% Europeans between 25 and 29 years of age are myopic
Risk of severe eye disease on the rise
Those affected also have a greater risk of developing severe eye disease such as cataract or retinal detachment and eventual blindness. In general it can be said, that the earlier the myopia onset, the higher will be the myopia in the adulthood and the higher will be the risk for severe eye disease.
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Cooperation between OCULUS and IMI
OCULUS has joined the International Myopia Institute (IMI) in tackling myopia awareness and will support the IMI activities to advance the research of myopia to prevent future vision impairment and blindness.
The IMI is a global group of experts who have come together to discuss, debate and make available the latest evidence-based recommendations in classifications, patient management, and research, in the form of the IMI-Whitepapers, in up to twelve international languages.
CEOs Kate and Paul Gifford of Myopia Profile and CEOs Christian and Rainer Kirchhübel of OCULUS
Cooperation between OCULUS and Myopia Profile
OCULUS and Myopia Profile, the world's largest and most popular myopia educational platform, have commenced a partnership to increase eye care practitioners' knowledge and clinical confidence in measurement and interpretation of axial length in myopia. Specific educational content, research summaries and case studies have been developed, which can be viewed on MyopiaProfile.com.
Cooperation between OCULUS and BHVI
OCULUS and BHVI (Brien Holden Vision Institute) are pleased to announce an agreement that will see OCULUS incorporate BHVI’s algorithms for tracking and estimating refractive error into its Myopia Master® ophthalmic instruments developed for the management of myopia. Learn more about BHVI’s research: www.bhvi.org, www.globalmyopiacentre.org