Attempts to reduce the rate of increase of myopia in young people--a critical literature review

Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1982 Oct;59(10):828-41. doi: 10.1097/00006324-198210000-00010.


Results with, and opinions on, various experimental treatments for increasing myopia in young people are presented and discussed. None of the many different therapies has been shown to be consistently effective in reducing the rate of increase of myopia. The difficulties encountered in conducting clinical research of this nature are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Contact Lenses / standards*
  • Eyeglasses / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mydriatics / therapeutic use
  • Myopia / prevention & control*
  • Myopia / therapy


  • Mydriatics