Would you like to share myopia management information across your region?

Would you like to share myopia management information across your region?

The International Myopia Institute (IMI) is looking for volunteers to join the institute as country representatives.

The International Myopia Institute (IMI) group, an expert group of key clinical researchers, scientists, and eye care practitioners advancing myopia research, education and advocacy, has announced a search for eye care practitioners to help disseminate evidence from white papers across the world.

Estimates predict that by 2050, 50% of the world will have myopia, and associated complications and potential blindness attributed to high myopia will rise1. Educating eyecare practitioners about the latest evidence-based management of myopia is critical to address this.

“The IMI has gathered the world’s leading scientists and clinical researchers. Now it is time to reach further in our mission to advance eye care. We are seeking interested volunteers to join the Institute to support our initiatives to ameliorate the global increase in myopia,” said Dr Monica Jong, Executive Director of the IMI. “We must work together to continue building the global knowledge and capability.”

Country representatives will help identify gaps and unmet needs in myopia education, research and training, as well as supporting the dissemination of the evidence through professional networks. IMI is looking for expressions of interest from proactive, dynamic, and engaging eyecare professionals who will be available for occasional meetings and assignments. Please send your CV, a statement about your professional experience, and how you would be able to support the mission of advancing myopia research, education and advocacy to Dr Monica Jong [email protected].

Find out more about the IMI: www.myopiainstitute.org

  1. Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, Jong M, Naidoo KS, Sankaridurg P, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016 May 1;123(5):1036–42.

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