Being able to detect myopia at an early stage before it develops is extremely important. In cooperation with the Brien Holden Vision Institute, the values measured are compared with age-related normative data derived from a database of more than 25 000 eyes. This will make it possible in future to estimate how an eye will develop. The earlier a trend is recognized, the more efficiently it can counteracted with appropriate measures.
The diagram shows both axial length and refraction (spherical equivalents) of an individual patient’s measurement in an easy-to-understand way. The growth curves support the data interpretation. A traffic light scale indicates the estimated risk of developing myopia.