Myopia and Nearwork


  • Mark Rosenfield, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO, Associate Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA
  • Bernard Gilmartin, PhD, BSc, FBCO, FAAO, Editor, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics

Myopia is the technical term for short sightedness. It means that images of distant objects are focused in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed and thus distance vision is blurred. Many texts describe the measurement of refractive error in myopia and how to correct it by conventional means, but very few discuss the condition in detail. Our book will discuss:

myopia and near visual activity
structure of myopic eyes
animal studies
accommodation and myopia
vergence and myopia
treatment - behavioural approaches, control, spectacles, contact lenses, including OrthoK, laser surgery.
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Book information

  • Published: August 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3784-8

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Myopia: definitions, classifications and econimic implications; Prevalence of myopia; Structural correlates of myopia; Environmentally induced refractive errors in animals; Accommodation and myopia; Autonomic correlates of near-vision in emmetropia and myopia; Vergence and myopia; Myopia and the near-point stress model; Myopia control procedures; Myopia and nearwork: causation or merely association; Appendix: A note on the dioptric power matrix; Index.