Childhood Myopia: Why Managing Is the Best Way Forward
Friday, December 11th, 2020, 6:00:00 PM
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Join us with Ophthalmologist, Dr Daphne Han, and Optometrist, Ms Shirley Chau as we explore childhood Myopia — What causes it? Should I be worried? How do I treat it?
In Singapore, the prevalence of childhood myopia is one of the highest in the world. However, many people are not aware of the complications that come with untreated childhood myopia. For example, the earlier myopia develops, the higher the likelihood of developing high myopia and a host of other eye diseases when we are older.
Hence, management of childhood myopia is paramount!
This webinar will cover the important issues that surround Childhood Myopia. This includes:
1. What is childhood myopia?
2. How do I manage childhood myopia?
3. What treatment options are there for childhood myopia?
4. How do I choose the right treatment option?
5. What complications may arise from untreated childhood myopia?
Dr Daphne Han is a Senior Ophthalmologist in Singapore Medical Specialists Centre. She has been in Eye practice since 1999 and manages eye diseases through all ages, with a special focus on COMPREHENSIVE EYE HEALTH, CATARACT SURGERY, LASIK, SMILE and ICL (implantable contact lens).
She authored and reviewed scientific articles and spearheaded research into myopia, and continues to contribute as College Ophthalmology examiner in Singapore. She volunteers as Eye Consultant for several charities in Singapore and abroad.
I don’t know if there are very strong evidences for treating myopia with vitamin supplements but it is generally very good for your health as long as there isn’t an overdose. Ultimately, it still boils down to proper myopia management such as outdoor activities and balanced diet, but there is no need to binge on vitamin supplements to prevent myopia.