Pediatric Myopic Progression Treatments: Science, Sham, and Promise
© 2014, Springer Science + Business Media New York. Myopia is one of the most common human eye disorders and represents a significant global public health issue. Severe myopia is particularly concerning because of its association with vision-threatening co-morbidities such as retinal detachment, choroidal degeneration, premature cataract, and glaucoma. Numerous interventions have been proposed to slow the progression of myopia; however, few have been validated through randomized clinical trials. The purpose of this review is to evaluate optical, pharmacologic, and environmental interventions currently available to clinicians for the control of myopia progression in children.
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