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Fundus changes in myopia - an overview

Swann, Peter G. & Schmid, Katrina L. (2002) Fundus changes in myopia - an overview. Optometry Today, 42(6), pp. 33-35.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 4293
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 : schmid.k@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: fundus changes, myopia, refractive error, ocular, axial myopia
ISSN: 0268-5485
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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