Myopia and peripheral ocular aberrations

Mathur, Ankit, Atchison, David A., & Charman, William N. (2009) Myopia and peripheral ocular aberrations. Journal of Vision, 9(10[15]), pp. 1-12.

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We measured wave aberrations over the central 42° x 32° visual field for a 5 mm pupil for groups of 10 emmetropic (mean spherical equivalent 0.11 ± 0.50 D) and 9 myopic (MSE -3.67 ± 1.91 D) young adults. Relative peripheral refractive errors over the measured field were generally myopic in both groups. Mean values of were almost constant across the measured field and were more positive in emmetropes (+0.023 ± 0.043 microns) than in myopes (-0.007 ± 0.045 microns). Coma varied more rapidly with field angle in myopes: modeling suggested that this difference reflected the differences in mean anterior corneal shape and axial length in the two groups. In general however, overall levels of RMS aberration differed only modestly between the two groups, implying that it is unlikely that high levels of aberration contribute to myopia development.

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ID Code: 46580
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: emmetropia, peripheral aberrations, peripheral refraction, myopia
DOI: 10.1167/9.10.15
ISSN: 1534-7362
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
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2011 by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2011 22:19
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2015 19:48

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