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Myopia and the Control of Eye Growth

Myopia and the Control of Eye Growth

Gregory R. Bock (Editor), Kate Widdows (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51403-0 April 2008 266 Pages




Myopia, the most common disorder of the eye, affects 80% of the population of some countries. Although its basis remains uncertain, recent development of animal models have permitted tests of hypothesis as to myopia's origins. The symposium proceedings cover normal growth of the eye including the roles of peptide factors, metabolism and accomodation, investigation of the deficiencies that lead to myopia and other refractive disorders.
Partial table of contents:

Pathways Mediating Resolution in the Primate Retina (V. Perry, et al.).

Postnatal Control of Ocular Growth: Dopaminergic Mechanisms (R. Stone, et al.).

Effects of Selective Neurotoxins on Eye Growth in the Young Chick (D. Ehrlich, et al.).

Experimental Studies of Emmetropization in the Chick (D. Troilo).

Retinal Influences on Sclera Underlie Visual Deprivation Myopia (J. Wallman).

Avian Models of Experimental Myopia: Environmental Factors in the Regulation of Eye Growth (W. Hodos).

Optical Causes of Experimental Myopia (J. Sivak, et al.).

Effects of Zinc and Copper Metabolism in Highly Myopic Patients (B. Silverstone).

Myopia in Humans: Can Progression Be Arrested?

(E. Goldschmidt).

Index of Contributors.

Subject Index.