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The biological basis of myopic refractive error

Morgan, Ian

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Myopia is among the most common refractive errors and is associated with the greatest risk of pathological outcomes. Most animals, including humans, are born with hyperopic errors. During development, axial elongation of the eye occurs and is regulated through a vision-dependent process, known as emmetropisation The extremely rapid changes in the prevalence of myopia and the dependence of myopia on the level of education indicate that there are very strong environmental impacts on the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74072
Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2003.tb03123.x

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