Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ASOP)

Opinion Volume 3 Issue 2

Myopia Control-Play Your Role

David Berkow

Department Optometry, Berkow Optometrists, Israel

*Corresponding Author:David Berkow, Department Optometry, Berkow Optometrists, Israel.

Received: January 20, 2020; Published: January 31, 2020


  Myopia is the most common ocular disorder, today [1], and by 2050, it is predicted that at least half of the world's population will be myopic, with 10% highly myopic [2]. This is a serious problem, and we must try to retard the progression of myopia amongst children. According to Brennan (3), if one reduces the progression of myopia by one third, the result will be a reduction of 73% of myopia over- -5 Dioptres.



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Citation: David Berkow. “Myopia Control-Play Your Role”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.2 (2020): 25-26.


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