The answer is pretty obvious, no? Or rather, it's the lack of it for the past 6 months. Unfortunately, myopia runs deep in my family. I started wearing spectacles in Primary School and the wifey trumps me by having a degree greater than
If the extent of the myopia is great enough, even standard reading distances can be affected. Upon routine examination of the eyes, the vast majority of myopic eyes appear structurally identical to non-myopic eyes.
In cases of high myopia, a staphyloma can sometimes be seen on fundoscopic examination.
Because the most significant cause of myopia is the increase in axial length of the eye, the retina must stretch out to cover the increased surface area. As a result, the retina in myopic patients can become thin and might develop retinal holes and lattice degeneration in the periphery.
High myopia increases the risk of retinal tears and detachment. Causes[ edit ] A review could not find strong evidence for any cause, although many theories have been discredited.
A relationship between the length of time of exposure to sunlight by being outdoors and a lesser incidence of myopia has been observed, which would explain the growth in incidence as people begin spending more time indoors.
However, the lack of correlation between height and myopia seems to suggest the relationship between human growth hormone and myopia is complex. Myopia has been increasing rapidly throughout the developed world, suggesting environmental factors must be important.
Emmetropization is the process by which a child's eye grows and changes to become less hyperopic. It is thought that the same triggers and signals that cause this growth may also play a role in the eye growing beyond the point of emmetropia and into myopia.
Research[ edit ] Normally eye development is largely genetically controlled, but it has been shown that the visual environment is an important factor in determining ocular development. Instead of a simple one-gene locus controlling the onset of myopia, a complex interaction of many mutated proteins acting in concert may be the cause.
Instead of myopia being caused by a defect in a structural protein, defects in the control of these structural proteins might be the actual cause of myopia. The new loci include candidate genes with functions in neurotransmission, ion transport, retinoic acid metabolism, extracellular matrix remodeling and eye development.
The carriers of the high-risk genes have a tenfold increased risk of myopia. Because of this, FDM is a result of the lack of growth inhibition at night rather than the expected excessive growth during the day, when the actual light deprivation occurred. Some studies support the hypothesis while other studies do not.
There is evidence that lack of normal visual stimuli causes improper development of the eyeball. In this case, "normal" refers to the environmental stimuli that the eyeball evolved for over hundreds of millions of years.
Modern humans who spend most of their time indoors, in dimly or fluorescently lit buildings are not giving their eyes the appropriate stimuli to which they had evolved and may contribute to the development of myopia.
There is preliminary evidence that the protective effect of outdoor activities on the development of myopia is due, at least in part, to the effect of daylight on the production and the release of retinal dopamine. Borish and Duke-Elder classified myopia by these physical causes:Professor Aung is a clinician scientist, with clinical practice focusing on glaucoma and research interests in angle closure glaucoma and glaucoma genetics.
2 Myopia Myopia is a common refractive condition affecting approximately million people in the United States.1 Its prevalence has increased over the past decades, leading to a growing concern among the public and scientific community.2, 3 The prevalence of myopia varies in different parts of the world Generally speaking, myopia is much .
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