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Monochromatic aberrations, myopia, and emmetropisation
Author(s): Denise King
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Paper Abstract

Myopia is very prevalent and almost epidemic in some countries. The enormous amount of research in this topic is indicative of the complexity of factors influencing myopia and the problems produced by myopia (see Goss and Wickham 1995, Wallman 1993 for a review of this topic and Edwards 1996 for a review of the animal studies). In particular, research is trying to determine the mechanisms that trigger the development of myopia and why some groups of individuals experience a severe myopic decline. There is evidence of a genetic component to myopia but environmental factors (such as near work) are less well understood. Wallman (1993) suggests that it is a combination of both factors. This study presents the hypothesis that there is a genetic predisposition to myopia, which may then be triggered by environmental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103132K (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283888
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Denise King, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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