Interpretation of the International Myopia Institute’s White Papers on Myopia Prevention and Control Ⅲ

Authors: He Xiangui,  Qi Ziyi,  Xu Xun
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.cn115989-20230710-00034
Published 2023-08-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2023, 41(8): 801-806.

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The high prevalence of myopia is a global public health concern, and the risk of associated complications is becoming increasingly apprent.The International Myopia Institute (IMI) was established in 2015 to promote scientific research and clinical practice in myopia control, and IMI published the White Paper on Myopia Prevention and Control on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of myopia.In 2023, the IMI released the series three of the White Paper on Myopia Prevention and Control, which delves deeper into key issues in myopia research and management.The white paper focuses on non-pathological changes observed in axial myopia, and the role of the choroid in eye growth and myopia management.It also reviews the evidence for myopia incidence, progression and management in atypical populations, such as infants, pre-school children, and young adults.It provides recommendations and strategies for clinical practice in myopia management and summarizes important new findings in myopia research since 2019, which are summarized into the IMI 2023 Digest.This article aims to interpret the key contents of the series three of the White Paper on Myopia Prevention and Control, to help professionals involved in myopia control to stay informed about the latest evidence from international research, to optimize strategies for preventing and treating myopia-related diseases, and ultimately to promote the development of myopia research and management in China.

Key words:

Myopia; Prevention and control; Choroid; International Myopia Institute; White papers on myopia prevention and control

Contributor Information

He Xiangui

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center, Shanghai Eye Hospital, Shanghai Vision Health Center, Shanghai 201103, China

Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, National Clinical Medical Research Center for Eye Diseases, Shanghai 200080, China

Qi Ziyi

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center, Shanghai Eye Hospital, Shanghai Vision Health Center, Shanghai 201103, China

Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, National Clinical Medical Research Center for Eye Diseases, Shanghai 200080, China

Xu Xun

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center, Shanghai Eye Hospital, Shanghai Vision Health Center, Shanghai 201103, China

Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, National Clinical Medical Research Center for Eye Diseases, Shanghai 200080, China

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