Susceptibility to form-deprivation myopia in chicks is not altered by an early experience of axial myopia.

@article{Saltarelli2004SusceptibilityTF,
  title={Susceptibility to form-deprivation myopia in chicks is not altered by an early experience of axial myopia.},
  author={Daniele P Saltarelli and Christine F. Wildsoet and Debora L. Nickla and David Troilo},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  year={2004},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={
          119-26
        }
}
PURPOSE Studies in humans and primates suggest that early visual experience may influence eye growth and refractive development later in life. In this study, we asked whether experimentally-induced myopia in 1-week-old chicks influences the responsiveness to form deprivation at a later age (4 weeks old). METHODS A group of White Leghorn chicks ("twice deprived," N = 12) were monocularly deprived of form vision with white translucent diffusers at 3 days of age for 4 days. The diffusers were… CONTINUE READING