What is the Latest Treatment for Myopia/Nearsightedness?
Does red light help with myopia/nearsightedness?
What is the effect of repeated low-level red light therapy in myopia control?
Recent studies have found that low-level red light therapy (RLRL) is a promising and effective new alternative treatment for myopia control . RLRL involves delivering light to the retina directly for a short duration, and results from a recent study showed that over two-thirds of the myopic children achieved a 0.05mm axial length shortening through RLRL . The 12-month axial elongation and spherical equivalent refraction progression were significantly lower in the RLRL treatment group than in the single-vision spectacle (SVS) only group . RLRL treatment increased blood flow, metabolism of the fundus, and may ameliorate scleral hypoxia and restoration of scleral collagen levels . Treatment efficacy increased with improved treatment compliance . With the latest developments in myopia control, infrared light therapy is becoming a popular choice for patients seeking more personalized care, quality service, local support, flexibility, convenience, and competitive pricing offered by independent optometrists.
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