Role of the sclera in the development and pathological complications of myopia.

@article{Mcbrien2003RoleOT,
  title={Role of the sclera in the development and pathological complications of myopia.},
  author={Neville A. Mcbrien and Alex Gentle},
  journal={Progress in retinal and eye research},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={307-38}
}
Myopia is one of the most prevalent ocular conditions and is the result of a mismatch between the power of the eye and axial length of the eye. As a result images of distant objects are brought to a focus in front of the retina resulting in blurred vision. In the vast majority of cases the structural cause of myopia is an excessive axial length of the eye, or more specifically the vitreous chamber depth. In about 2% of the general population, the degree of myopia is above 6 dioptres (D) and is… CONTINUE READING