Research

Vision-related quality of life with myopia management: A review

  • The disease of myopia has come into focus as a worldwide public health concern. 

  • Myopia has shown increasing prevalence, incidence at earlier age and progression to a higher degree. 

  • Progressive increase in degree of myopia is strongly associated with increase in axial length of the eye. 

  • Various interventions have been shown to slow axial elongation in children. 

  • These interventions have been studied to assess efficacy in slowing axial elongation and correction of vision. 

  • In addition, research into quality of vision, risk of adverse events, overall safety and impact on vision-related quality (VR-QoL) of life has been pursued. 

  • In contrast, studies have been published to demonstrate the risks of myopia, high myopia and increased axial length. 

  • This review will discuss VR-QoL assessment on the most effective and most commonly prescribed interventions to slow axial elongation and myopia progression. 

  • The patient attributes considered are VR-QoL scores from validated instruments. 

  • The development and use of validated survey instruments to assess the patient-reported outcomes is discussed. 

  • The review demonstrates that there are numerous factors that may impact VR-QoL to evaluate in the decision-making process when eye care providers consider when, how and if to prescribe myopia management (MM) for children with myopia.

Publication date

February 18, 2022

Publication

Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Sponsor Institution

British Contact Lens Association

Authors

Michael J. Lipson, Brittany Boland, and Colm McAlinden
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