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Spectacle lens retards myopia progression in children


Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) Spectacle Lens for Myopia Control

Myopia (short-sightedness) is one major cause of ocular morbidity, and is reaching epidemic proportions in Asia. The DIMS lens is an optical lens with multiple “micro-lens segments” for slowing myopia progression, which projects constant myopic defocus (the “STOP” signal to myopia). It can slow myopic progression while providing clear vision at all viewing distances. The invention utilizes a natural homeostatic mechanism of the eye in which the eyeball size is regulated by physical natures of optical inputs. Our recent clinical trial has shown the DIMS lens slowed myopia progression by 60% in Hong Kong schoolchildren (8 - 13 years old). This new treatment method can help to reduce high myopia (below -5D) population (around 938 million globally), drastically lowering the overall risk of myopia associated eye diseases, e.g. retinal detachment and glaucoma.

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