Myopia and Nearwork

12th Edition

Authors:

  • Mark Rosenfield
  • Bernard Gilmartin
    • Print ISBN 9780750637848

    Description

    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:

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

    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.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    320
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 1998
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780750637848

    About the authors

    Mark Rosenfield

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY, USA

    Bernard Gilmartin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Editor, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics