MAYopia Day - Session 4 - Webinar: Assessing efficacy in myopia control



Where: online

Interactive CPD points: 1

Optometry Today (OT), in partnership with the AOP and CooperVision as headline sponsor, are pleased to host a day of myopia-themed education.

The event offers a full day of online sessions delivered by experts from the UK and further afield providing key insights on the contemporary management of myopia in clinical practice.

The programme has seven live webinars, each offering one interactive CPD point. Delegates are invited to attend the full programme or choose individual sessions based upon their clinical interests.

Please note: You will not be eligible for CPD if you dial in to audio only using a phone

Session 1: The return of the myope - Book now
Session 2: Evidence-based myopia management practice - Book now
Session 3: Communication as a tool for success in myopia management - Book now
Session 4: Assessing efficacy in myopia control - Book below
Session 5: Putting myopia management into practice - Book now 
Session 6: Ortho-k fitting in the cloud - Book now
Session 7: Seeing eye to eye – understanding public knowledge and interest in myopia - Book now

Webinar: Assessing efficacy in myopia control 

Myopia management can be confusing for clinicians. Which treatment is best? How can one compare the different treatments? Are quoted percentage values really meaningful?

This lecture will lay out an evidence-based approach to understanding treatment efficacy. The following elements are used to generate the interpretation: axial length is the preferred metric for assessing progression; efficacy follows a pattern of absolute rather than percentage reduction in progression; there is an initial ‘boost’ of efficacy during the first year; three-year efficacy is reliably double one-year efficacy; there is a 15% reduction per annum in axial elongation in untreated myopes, and also in treated myopes after the first year of treatment. These details are put together to form a comprehensive approach to assessing efficacy in myopia control. 

Learning outcomes

  •  Practitioners will identify how to use an evidence-based approach for assessing myopia management treatment efficacy. 

1.00PM - 2.00PM

  • 1 point

    Webinar: Assessing efficacy in myopia control

    CPD ref no: C-108341


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Dr Noel Brennan

Noel BrennanNoel is an internationally recognised scientist, author, inventor, and educator. Currently, a research fellow at Johnson & Johnson, he formerly served on the academic staff at the University of Melbourne and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's division of ophthalmology, courtesy of a Senior Fulbright scholarship, before directing research consulting firm for a number of years.

A recognised expert in the field of contact lenses, he now devotes his time to unravelling the mysteries of myopia through optical design, experimentation, data collation, and modelling.

He is a named inventor on over 25 US patents, and is co-author of over 400 papers, including peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, refereed conference abstracts, educational articles, and industry reports.