Researchers identify risk factors for myopic maculopathy progression in children

Worse best-corrected visual acuity, longer axial length, faster axial length elongation and severe myopic maculopathy were reported risk factors for myopic maculopathy progression in children, according to research in JAMA Ophthalmology.
“Myopic maculopathy progressed in approximately one in eight individuals younger than 18 years of age, supporting consideration of follow-up in these individuals and trying to identify those at higher risk for progression,” Feng Jiang, MD, from the State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues wrote.
In an observational

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