Thursday, May 16th - Myopia Management Symposium

Myopia Management Symposium
(Pre-Conference Session)

(3.5 Hours of Continuing Education)

Moderator:  Dr Langis Michaud optométriste, M.Sc. FAAO (Dipl)

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

What Do You Need In Your Practice To Manage Myopia Successfully?  

Andrew Morgenstern, OD, FAAO, FNAP

A real-life scenario lecture where we explore the basic information practitioners need to understand about myopia control. Discussion will also include what kind of instrumentation, setting, staff training, documents, parents’ information, etc. practitioners need to start/upgrade their myopia control clinic.  

2:25 pm - 3:15 pm

The Montreal Experience: A Look At What Is Working, What Is Not Working, For Whom and When?

Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO, FBCLA

Nowadays, myopia should not be considered as a simple refractive error but more likely as a loss of emmetropization process occurring early in life. When myopia evolves, it may become a significant risk factor for developing ocular pathology such as retinal detachment, choroidal neovascularization and glaucoma. This lecture aims to review the basic principles (3 pillars: binocular vision, environment, control of optical defocus) behind the current strategies used clinically to manage myopia. From a retrospective study made at University of Montreal, on over 450 files of patients followed for up to 2 years in average, author will demonstrate which strategy is most effective, based on several populations (low-moderate-high myopes), ethnical origins (Asian vs Caucasian) and gender (male/female).  Customization of orthokeratology lenses and soft lens designs will be also covered, with emphasis on the improved outcome coming from this approach.

3:15 pm - 4:05 pm

My Best Cases: A Myopia Control Grand Round

Andrew Morgenstern, OD, FAAO, FNAP & Langis Michaud, OD, MSc, FAAO, FBCLA

Each speaker will briefly present reports of their best cases and will explore how we can manage the most challenging patients.

4:05 pm - 4:55 pm

The Business of Myopia Control Business

Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO

This presentation will teach tools and strategies to build and execute a successful myopia control specialty.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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