Myopia or short-sightedness is a growing global health problem and it is now one of the most significant causes of blindness.The financial burden on individuals and communities of both correcting myopia and treating related ocular health conditions is substantial.This has driven the development of innovative therapies aimed at controlling myopia progression.
In a response to this growing public health burden, the UNSW Optometry Clinic has started a new Myopia Clinic, offering a service to identify patients who are at high risk of development of myopia and to implement appropriate interventions to slow down or halt myopia progression. The clinic will provide unique testing and treatment specific for myopia management.
Dr Pauline Kang and Ms Kathleen Watt both have strong research interests in myopia and myopia control and are excited to be offering this service through the clinic. The Myopia Clinic will use state-of-the-art equipment and offer evidence-based treatments to all patients. To share the expertise and facilities available, the clinic will also offer co-management of patients with local optometrists.