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Updates on Myopia

A Clinical Perspective

  • Covers new concepts of myopia in terms of clinical management, imaging and precision medicine

  • Helps readers to understand the concepts of myopia and its complications

  • Provides a clinical update and review of scientific evidence on treatment modalities

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction and Overview on Myopia: A Clinical Perspective

    • Chee Wai Wong, Noel Brennan, Marcus Ang
    Pages 1-26Open Access
  3. Global Epidemiology of Myopia

    • Saiko Matsumura, Cheng Ching-Yu, Seang-Mei Saw
    Pages 27-51Open Access
  4. The Economic and Societal Impact of Myopia and High Myopia

    • Sharon Yu Lin Chua, Paul J. Foster
    Pages 53-63Open Access
  5. Understanding Myopia: Pathogenesis and Mechanisms

    • Ranjay Chakraborty, Scott A. Read, Stephen J. Vincent
    Pages 65-94Open Access
  6. The Genetics of Myopia

    • Milly S. Tedja, Annechien E. G. Haarman, Magda A. Meester-Smoor, Virginie J. M. Verhoeven, Caroline C. W. Klaver, Stuart MacGregor
    Pages 95-132Open Access
  7. Risk Factors for Myopia: Putting Causal Pathways into a Social Context

    • Ian G. Morgan, Amanda N. French, Kathryn A. Rose
    Pages 133-170Open Access
  8. Prevention of Myopia Onset

    • Mingguang He, Yanxian Chen, Yin Hu
    Pages 171-186Open Access
  9. Clinical Management and Control of Myopia in Children

    • Audrey Chia, Su Ann Tay
    Pages 187-200Open Access
  10. Understanding Pathologic Myopia

    • Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, Jost B. Jonas
    Pages 201-218Open Access
  11. Imaging in Myopia

    • Quan V. Hoang, Jacqueline Chua, Marcus Ang, Leopold Schmetterer
    Pages 219-239Open Access
  12. Glaucoma in High Myopia

    • Jost B. Jonas, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
    Pages 241-255Open Access
  13. Clinical Management of Myopia in Adults: Treatment of Retinal Complications

    • Jerry K. H. Lok, Raymond L. M. Wong, Lawrence P. L. Iu, Ian Y. H. Wong
    Pages 257-269Open Access
  14. Clinical Management of Myopia in Adults: Treatment of Myopic CNV

    • Shaun Sim, Chee Wai Wong, Gemmy C. M. Cheung
    Pages 271-288Open Access
  15. Optical Interventions for Myopia Control

    • Wing Chun Tang, Myra Leung, Angel C. K. Wong, Chi-ho To, Carly S. Y. Lam
    Pages 289-305Open Access
  16. Correction to: Optical Interventions for Myopia Control

    • Wing Chun Tang, Myra Leung, Angel C. K. Wong, Chi-ho To, Carly S. Y. Lam
    Pages C1-C1Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This open access book discusses basic clinical concepts of myopia, prevention of progression and surgical treatments for myopia and pathological myopia. It also summarises the latest evidence and best practices for managing myopia, high myopia and its complications. Written by leading experts, the book addresses clinical diagnosis and interpretation of imaging modalities, and various complications of myopia such as glaucoma, choroidal neovascularization, retinal degeneration and cataracts. It is a valuable comprehensive resource for general and sub-specialist ophthalmologists as well as residents and ophthalmologists in training. 


  • Open Access
  • Clinical concepts of myopia
  • Complications of myopia
  • Myopia in children and adults
  • Imaging in myopia
  • Pathological myopia



Editors and Affiliations

  • Singapore National Eye Center, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Marcus Ang, Tien Y. Wong

About the editors

Associate Professor Marcus Ang is consultant ophthalmologist at the Corneal and External Eye Disease Department of the Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC), and Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore, as well as Clinical Director of the SNEC Myopia Centre. His clinical and research areas of expertise include the treatment, progression and prevention of visual impairment in adult myopia. He also has special research interests in corneal transplantation, such as Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and anterior segment imaging including novel optical coherence tomography systems for the cornea. Dr Ang has published over 110 articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored several book chapters on corneal transplantation, and received numerous international awards. 

Professor Tien Y. Wong is Medical Director, and Chair of Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Center, and Vice-Dean, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore. Prior to his current appointments, Prof Wong was Executive Director of the Singapore Eye Research Institute, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore, and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne and Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Australia. Professor Wong is a retinal specialist, whose clinical practice focuses on major retinal diseases. His research covers epidemiological, clinical and translational studies of e^1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. Prof Wong has received a number of national and international awards. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Updates on Myopia

  • Book Subtitle: A Clinical Perspective

  • Editors: Marcus Ang, Tien Y. Wong

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-8490-5Published: 23 October 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-8493-6Published: 11 September 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-8491-2Published: 09 October 2019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 305

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Ophthalmology

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)