In March 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI), held the WHO‐BHVI Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia in Sydney, at the BHVI, located on the campus of the University of New South Wales. Key scientists, researchers and clinical experts from around the world, supported by the Australian Government Vision CRC program, joined together to address the rapidly increasing prevalence and the visual, social and economic impact of myopia.
Holden, B. A., Jong, M., Davis, S., Wilson, D., Fricke, T., & Resnikoff, S. (2015). Nearly 1 billion myopes at risk of myopia-related sight-threatening conditions by 2050 - time to act now. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 98(6), 491-493. https://doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12339