Why study the mechanisms of myopia? Novel approaches to risk factors signalling eye growth- how could basic biology be translated into clinical insights? Where are genetic and proteomic approaches leading? How does visual function contribute to and interact with ametropia? Does eye shape matter? Why ametropia at all?

Elena Tarutta, Wei han Chua, Terri Young, Ernst Goldschmidt, Seang Mei Saw, Kathryn A. Rose, Earl Smith, Donald O. Mutti, Regan Ashby, Richard A. Stone, Christine Wildsoet, Howard C. Howland, Andy J. Fischer, William K. Stell, Andreas Reichenbach, Michael Frost, Alex Gentle, Xiaoying Zhu, Jody Summers-Rada, Veluchamy Barathi & 16 others Liqin Jiang, Sally McFadden, Jeremy A. Guggenheim, Chris Hammond, Ruth Schippert, Chi Ho To, Jane Gwiazda, Susana Marcos, Michael Collins, W. Neil Charman, Pablo Artal, Juan Tabernero, David A. Atchison, David Troilo, Thomas T. Norton, Josh Wallman

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On July 26-29, 2010 the 13th International Myopia Conference was held in Tübingen, Germany and included 17 separate symposia, each with 3-5 presentations. Here, in a single paper, the chairs of those Symposia describe the scientific advances noted at the conference and include the full abstracts of the individual myopia papers presented in each symposium along with the authors and their institutions. The 17 Symposia covered 7 topics: Why Study the Mechanisms of Myopia?; Novel Approaches to Risk Factors; Signalling Eye Growth- How Could Basic Biology Be Translated into Clinical Insights?; Where Are Genetic and Proteomic Approaches Leading?; How Does Visual Function Contribute to and Interact with Ametropia?; Does Eye Shape Matter?; Why Ametropia at All?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptometry and Vision Science
PublisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)10405488
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Myopia Conference - Tubingen, Germany
Duration: 26 Jul 201029 Jul 2010


Conference13th International Myopia Conference
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