April 1981
Volume 20, Issue 4
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Emmetropization: a vision-dependent phenomenon.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 1981, Vol.20, 561-564. doi:
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      J Rabin, R C Van Sluyters, R Malach; Emmetropization: a vision-dependent phenomenon.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1981;20(4):561-564.

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Abstract

Anomalous visual experience during development has been shown to induce myopia in several species of animals. A retrospective analysis of refractive error among humans subjected to various ocular anomalies that disrupt pattern vision revealed a significant degree of myopia. This result suggests that emmetropization is a vision-dependent phenomenon.

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