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Slowing the Progression of Myopia

Submission Deadline: 31st July 2023 We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for articles submitted to this Special Issue. Please visit our author hub for more information about the benefits of submitting to a Special Issue. Myopia has become a major public health concern due to its increased incidence across developed and developing countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has played a role in this by increasing screen time and decreasing outdoor activities, which is believed to be another risk factor for myopia progression in children. The growing prevalence of myopia and its complications means slowing its progression is of increasing importance. Myopia progression leads to an increase in axial length which could lead to increased risk of cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic maculopathy in later adult life. Multiple interventions are being studied to arrest the axial elongation due to myopia progression, including pharmacological, optical, contact lenses and behavioural change approaches. While there are many interventions available, practitioners usually treat myopia progression with what is available in their region. There is a need to understand a customised approach, with specific interventions for each patient. Addressing this issue will require many multicentric studies. Submissions on the following topics are welcome:
  • Comprehensive approach to arrest myopia progression
  • Behavioural changes
  • Light therapies for myopia progression - red or blue light
  • Combination therapy
  • Long term efficacy of pharmacological or optical interventions
  • Recent advances in myopia interventions
  • Advocacy for the government
  • Consensus statements
  • Epidemiological studies
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We particularly encourage original research articles. Please see the instructions for authors for submission requirements for each article type. To submit your article, please follow these instructions and select ‘Slowing the Progression of Myopia’ as the Special Issue. All submitted articles will be subject to the journal's normal peer review process. Articles accepted for publication will be published upon acceptance. Visit our author hub for more information regarding the publication process for special issues. Key words: Myopia, Intervention, Myopia Progression, Orthokeratology, Atropine, DIMS lenses, HAL lenses, Multifocal, Contact lenses, Low-Level Red-Light therapy

Guest Editors

Dr. Ramesh Kekunnaya LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India orcid.org/0000-0001-5789-2300 Dr. Pavan Kumar Verkicharla LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India orcid.org/0000-0001-7755-2178