Nearwork-induced transient myopia: a critical review.

  title={Nearwork-induced transient myopia: a critical review.},
  author={Editha Ong and Kenneth J. Ciuffreda},
  journal={Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology},
  volume={91 1},
The literature on nearwork-induced transient myopia (NITM) is reviewed, with NITM being defined as the short-term myopic far point shift immediately following a sustained near visual task. A majority of these investigations demonstrated the presence of NITM for a variety of test parameters, e.g., visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and far point. Overall, these studies reported relatively small myopic shifts, with a mean of approximately 0.40 D and a range from 0.12 to 1.30 D. The subsequent… CONTINUE READING

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