Dr L.Michaud (OD M.SC. Professor – Université de Montréal)
Myopia control: how can we do it in practice?
This lecture will review the three pillars of myopia and axial length management: environmental factors, binocular vision assessment and blur control (central and peripheral). It will suggest practical ways, with decision trees, to evaluate candidates and to help practitioners to decide which strategy should be selected to reach optimal results. Combination of therapies will be also covered. A few examples will be given and run through clinical algorithms to make this lecture all clinical.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate the potential for pathological issues related to myopia, based on a projection of baseline refractive error and axial length.
- Understand the contribution of the three pillars for an effective myopia and axial length management.
- Determine, through a clinical oriented approach, which control strategy is the best option for a patient.
- Decide when glasses, specialty contact lenses and/or pharmacological treatments are necessary.
Dr Michaud graduated from Université de Montréal (OD-1986; M.Sc. 1998). Since 2001, he is working there as a full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, of the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry.
He authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals and had been invited to speak around the world. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science, and of the Scleral Lens Education Society.