Myopic (short-sighted) eyes are too long for their optical power because of excessive growth.

The prevalence of myopia has increased dramatically within one generation, and high myopia is a leading cause of blindness. When mammalian eyes develop myopia, we find the eye initially increases about the optic nerve zone followed by relative inhibition in the periphery. This research will determine how important retinal signals and sclera strength are in causing myopia and develop new treatments for myopia.

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