Induced myopia associated with increased scleral creep in chick and tree shrew eyes.

@article{Phillips2000InducedMA,
  title={Induced myopia associated with increased scleral creep in chick and tree shrew eyes.},
  author={John R Phillips and Maryam Khalaj and Neville A. Mcbrien},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={2028-34}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the role of scleral creep in the axial elongation of chick and tree shrew eyes with induced myopia. METHODS Form-deprivation myopia was induced with a diffusing occluder worn over one eye. Scleral samples from the posterior pole and equatorial regions of myopic, contralateral (control), and age-matched normal chick and tree shrew eyes were loaded in vitro with a force of 5 g for 20 minutes while creep extension was monitored. The elastic behavior of sclera from myopic… CONTINUE READING