A unifying theory of refractive error development.

  title={A unifying theory of refractive error development.},
  author={G K Hung and Kenneth J. Ciuffreda},
  journal={Bulletin of mathematical biology},
  volume={62 6},
While retinal defocus is believed to be myopigenic in nature, the underlying mechanism has remained elusive. We recently constructed a theory of refractive error development to investigate its fundamental properties. Our Incremental Retinal-Defocus Theory is based on the principle that the change in retinal-defocus magnitude during an increment of genetically-programmed ocular growth provides the requisite sign for the appropriate alteration in subsequent environmentally-induced ocular growth… CONTINUE READING

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