Fundus changes in myopia - an overview
Myopia is the most common of the refractive errors. Due to this, and the fact that many patients have a relatively low degree of myopia, with no deleterious ocular changes, there is perhaps a tendency to regard myopia as a simple refractive condition without considering the serious visual problems which can arise. This article describes the changes which can occur in the ocular funds due to axial myopia. A treatment to slow or arrest the axial elongation of the eye and, thus, these complications is required. Band-aid approaches such as spectacles or refractive surgery, which do not prevent the elongation of the eye, will have no beneficial effect in terms of preventing such consequences.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information about this journal please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords:||fundus changes, myopia, refractive error, ocular, axial myopia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Association of Optical Practitioners|
|Copyright Statement:||The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).|
|Deposited On:||14 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 17:05|
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