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Use Case: Application Of The Medtech Value Assessment Framework To Ophthalmic Devices Used In The Correction And Treatment Of Myopia

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In response to the growing need to demonstrate how medical technologies fit into the emerging value-based paradigm for providers, payers, and patients, AdvaMed launched a Strategic Value Initiative to develop an approach to value assessment for medical technologies that can be used by Medical technology companies as well as by health systems, payers, and other stakeholders.

This use case looks at the value of treating myopia with the technologies frequently used to correct it: eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery. While myopia is common, the technologies to correct it vary in their suitability. This use case discusses utilization of these technologies in managing myopia, including correction of myopic refractive error and controlling the progression of myopia across patient populations.