Nearwork‐induced transient myopia (NITM) and permanent myopia – is there a link?

@article{Ciuffreda2008NearworkinducedTM,
  title={Nearwork‐induced transient myopia (NITM) and permanent myopia – is there a link?},
  author={Kenneth J. Ciuffreda and Balamurali Vasudevan},
  journal={Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics},
  year={2008},
  volume={28}
}
Myopia is a worldwide public health problem. However, its understanding is incomplete, and many of its preventative and therapeutic aspects remain controversial. Nearwork is a primary, environmentally based factor in the aetiology of permanent myopia (PM), with nearwork‐induced transient myopia (NITM) being a possible contributory component. A relationship between PM and NITM has been suggested, but that connection has remained somewhat indirect and elusive. However, based on recent converging… 

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