Assess your child's risk for developing high myopia*
Myopia can progress rapidly in children, thus leading to high myopia. The younger a child becomes myopic the faster his or her myopia will progress**
**Sankaridurg, P., 2015. A less myopic future: what are the prospects? Clin Exp Optom, 98 (6), 494-6
Select your child's age and prescription in the boxes below to learn about your child's risk profile
Your Child’s Age
6 years old
Your Child’s Age
(-1.00 diopter is equivalent to -100 degrees)
HIGH RISK: According to the data you provided—your child is myopic. His/her level of myopia can still increase.
BASED ON CLINICAL STUDIES:
- Your child's profile is within the 3rd percentile group of the studied population(1)
- Your child is within the percentile group who reaches -5.75 diopter (i.e 575 degrees) by the age of 15.
YOUR CHILD’S PROFILE
RISK ZONES: Risk of developing into High Myopia
Refractive Error (D)
(1)Based on "Identifying Children at Risk of High Myopia Using Population Centile Curves of Refraction" by Chen et al. , used under licence CC BY 4.0. The original work can be found here (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167642)"
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(1)Based on "Identifying Children at Risk of High Myopia Using Population Centile Curves of Refraction" by Chen et al. , used under licence CC BY 4.0. The original work can be found here (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167642)
(2) Sankaridurg, P., 2015. A less myopic future: what are the prospects? Clin Exp Optom, 98 (6), 494-6
* Disclaimers: The Progression curve with standard correction was generated based on annual progression involving Urban Chinese girls aged 5 to 15 years based on Chen Y et al. Identifying Children at Risk of High Myopia Using Population Centile Curves of Refraction. December 28, 2016.
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