European Retina Meeting Will Focus on Myopia Epidemic

Source: Medscape

The prevention and treatment of the growing problem of myopia will be in the spotlight here at the European Society of Retina Specialists 17th EURETINA Congress, according to a report in Medscape.

"Myopia is becoming an epidemic all over the world, especially in Asian countries," said Anat Loewenstein, MD, from Tel Aviv University in Israel, who is general secretary of EURETINA.

During an update session, nonsurgical strategies to stop the progression of myopia will be discussed by Andrzej Grzybowski, MD, PhD, from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. And a new classification — pathological myopia — will be described by Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, MD, PhD, from Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

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