Negative lens-induced myopia in infant monkeys: effects of high ambient lighting.

@article{Smith2013NegativeLM,
  title={Negative lens-induced myopia in infant monkeys: effects of high ambient lighting.},
  author={Earl L Smith and L P Hung and Baskar Arumugam and Juan Huang},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={2959-69}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether high light levels, which have a protective effect against form-deprivation myopia, also retard the development of lens-induced myopia in primates. METHODS Hyperopic defocus was imposed on 27 monkeys by securing -3 diopter (D) lenses in front of one eye. The lens-rearing procedures were initiated at 24 days of age and continued for periods ranging from 50 to 123 days. Fifteen of the treated monkeys were exposed to normal laboratory light levels (∼350 lux). For the… CONTINUE READING