Local retinal regions control local eye growth and myopia.

@article{Wallman1987LocalRR,
  title={Local retinal regions control local eye growth and myopia.},
  author={J. Wallman and M. D. Gottlieb and V. Rajaram and L. A. Fugate-Wentzek},
  journal={Science},
  year={1987},
  volume={237 4810},
  pages={
          73-7
        }
}
  • J. Wallman, M. D. Gottlieb, +1 author L. A. Fugate-Wentzek
  • Published 1987
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • In chicks, visual deprivation leads to myopia and enlargement of the vitreous chamber of the eye. When chicks were raised with white translucent occluders over their eyes so that either the nasal half, the temporal half, or all of the retina was visually deprived, the resulting myopia (median = -15 diopters) was limited to the deprived part of the retina, regardless of which half of the retina was visually deprived; the nondeprived part remained nearly emmetropic. Correspondingly, the vitreous… CONTINUE READING
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