American Academy of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry

November 20, 2018
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VIDEO: Axial elongation should be used as benchmark in myopia control studies

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SAN ANTONIO – “We tend to assess progression of myopia through examination of refractive error, but we think axial elongation is a preferred metric we need to head toward in the future,” according to Noel A. Brennan, MScOptom, PhD, FAAO.

Brennan presented a paper here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting detailing a meta-analysis of more than 60 studies where axial elongation was followed.

“We think this will be useful going forward as we develop metrics and have standards against which to compare progression of myopes in practice,” he said.