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The 13th International Myopia Conference

Date: 25 Jul 2010

Around 250 delegates from 31 countries attended the 13th International Myopia Conference 2010 (IMC 2010), which was held in the University of Tubingen, Germany from 25-29 July 2010. Eighteen staff and research students from the School of Optometry joined the meeting. Fifteen scientific posters, covering a broad spectrum of areas from clinical to basic science studies were presented on high myopia, epidemiology, mechanism of emmetropization, genetics, peripheral optics and myopia control using specially designed soft contact lenses. In addition, Prof. Carly Lam and Prof. To Chi-ho were invited to give oral presentations on the latest research findings in myopia development. Prof. Lam delivered the talk on “Randomized clinical trial of myopia control in myopic schoolchildren using the Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact (DISC) lenses” whilst Prof. To shared the latest results on cyclic AMP in modulating apolipoprotein A1 expression during eye growth: a proteomic approach. The IMC convenes their meeting every two years, which provides a platform for researchers and eye care professionals to share and discuss the latest findings in myopia research. We are looking forward to the next meeting in California, USA in 2012.