Management and Science University, Malaysia


Myopia Screening, Prevention, and Intervention Management: A National Eye Health Studies (MySPINES)

Myopia is one of the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness. This has led to the inception of MySPINES at MSU. To raise community awareness of the value of early myopia intervention, MSU is presenting new data for use in international and national references. It is a long-term project to identify the prevalence of myopia among schoolchildren in Malaysia.

With collaboration with various industries, schools, and non-governmental organisations (NGO), there were almost 1,600 children who had received free eye examinations in Shah Alam and Hulu Selangor. Out of 1,600 students, approximately 200 received free spectacles. It involved MSU students and staff who travelled to schools in rural areas, indigenous settlements, and urban areas to conduct vision screenings.

This project was also recognised in the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Most Children in Eye Examination Campaign’ in 2022.

Top 3 Learnings

  1. Teamwork and engagement among the University benefits the community.
  2. Problem-solving through the innovative and creative idea in research and development give positive output to the community.
  3. Continuous support and collaboration from all parties is crucial for long term positive impact.
3 - Good Health and Well-Being 4 - Quality Education 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
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