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Fact-based myopia infographic a much-needed resource

Eyecare practitioners will be able to communicate with and involve patients in their myopia management more effectively with the aid of a new infographic that summarises key evidence-based facts and findings of myopia.

The International Myopia Institute (IMI) has developed the IMI Facts and Findings Infographic for practitioners based on the IMI White Papers published in 2019 and 2021.

The IMI Facts and Findings Infographic is designed to create more awareness about myopia as a public health issue while providing a useful chairside reference of key myopia management evidence-based information easily accessed by practitioners.

IMI executive director Dr Monica Jong said it was a much-needed resource “that will be used widely by practitioners around the world in supporting evidence-based myopia management”.

“The IMI Facts and Findings Infographic will help to support practitioner-patient communication which is a critical part of successful myopia management,” she said.

IMI chief scientist Professor James Wolffsohn endorsed the new resource.

“This carefully crafted infographic summarises some of the key evidence-based findings of the International Myopia Institute’s white papers; it can be used by eyecare practitioners to communicate these to involve patients in their management,” he said.

The IMI Facts and Findings Infographic is available in a range of formats including A2, A3, A4, Ledger and Letter.

The IMI Facts and Findings Infographic can be downloaded for free at myopiainstitute.org.

More than 100 experts in the field of myopia authored the IMI White Papers, which cover a range of areas including definitions and classifications, genetics, experimental models, interventions, risk factors, impact of myopia, accommodation and binocular vision, myopia control trials and instrumentation, industry guidelines and ethical considerations, pathologic myopia, clinical management guidelines, and a yearly update.

The White Papers and clinical summaries are available in many international languages.

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