Abnormal transient myopia in symptomatic individuals after sustained nearwork.

  title={Abnormal transient myopia in symptomatic individuals after sustained nearwork.},
  author={Kenneth J. Ciuffreda and Xavier G. Ordo{\~n}ez},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  volume={72 7},
After a sustained period of nearwork, some patients report slightly blurred distance vision for several seconds or even minutes. This presumed large and prolonged "abnormal transient myopia" has never been objectively documented. A Canon R-1 infrared autorefractor was used to assess distance refractive state every 2 s before and immediately after a binocular near task in three such individuals. Results showed a large post-task myopic shift, slowed baseline decay, and increased response… CONTINUE READING

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