Animal studies and the mechanism of Myopia - Protection by light?

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Abstract

Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that spending time outdoors during your childhood is protective against the development of myopia. It has been hypothesized that this protective effect is associated with light-induced increases in retinal dopamine levels, a critical neuromodulator that has long been postulated to be involved in the regulation of ocular growth. This paper, along with the paper entitled "What do animal studies tell us about the mechanism of myopia - protection by light?" discusses the evidence provided by animal models for this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERNATIONAL MYOPIA CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
Pages1052-1054
Number of pages3
Volume93
Edition9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameOptometry and Vision Science
PublisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins
ISSN (Print)1040-5488

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