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At Eyecare Concepts Myopia Clinic we are pleased to announce the introduction of ocular biometry as part of our comprehensive myopia control assessment and treatment program for children and teenagers.
Ocular biometry with ultrasound technology enable us to add an extra dimension to our full-scope myopia care. Normally part of an eye specialist's suite of diagnostic equipment, we too can now measure precise changes in the eye's axial length (the length of the eyeball from the front surface to the retina) in our optometric clinic. As myopia progression is linked to abnormal eye growth and elongation, biometry gives us another way, in addition to measuring prescription changes, to check for progression and quantify the effectiveness of our myopia control treatments in reducing eye elongation.
After all, eye elongation is what leads to increased eye health risks in myopia, as the eye's structure and inner sensory layers become stretched. The average adult human eye has an axial length of around 23.3mm. An eye with high myopia of -6.00 may have an axial length of 26mm or more. The greater the eye's axial length, the greater the lifelong risks of developing eye diseases such as retinal detachment, retinal tears, myopic macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Axial length biometric measurement is part of our standard of care for all children with progressive myopia.