Continuous ambient lighting and lens compensation in infant monkeys.

  title={Continuous ambient lighting and lens compensation in infant monkeys.},
  author={Earl L Smith and L P Hung and Chea-su Kee and Ying Qiao-Grider and Ramkumar Ramamirtham},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  volume={80 5},
PURPOSE Protracted daily lighting cycles do not promote abnormal ocular enlargement in infant monkeys as they do in a variety of avian species. However, observations in humans suggest that ambient lighting at night may reduce the efficiency of the emmetropization process in primates. To test this idea, we investigated the ability of infant monkeys reared with continuous light to compensate for optically imposed changes in refractive error. METHODS Beginning at about 3 weeks of age, a… CONTINUE READING