Myopia prevalence and magnitude are increasing worldwide. Greater prevalence and higher amounts of myopia increase the risk of vision loss. The increases have been particularly noticeable in Asian populations. Despite recent progress, prevention levels are still not acceptable. This is not surprising since the cause of myopia is yet unknown. The theme of this program is to more comprehensively understand the eye growth and myopia mechanisms, to identify optimal optical signals to retard myopia progression and to develop new designs of optical devices and lenses.
These studies require a multidisciplinary, multifaceted approach and involve refraction, ocular biometry, ocular imaging, aberrometry, molecular biology, histology, pharmacology as well as ultrasound electroretinography.