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Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1981 Apr;20(4):561-4.

Emmetropization: a vision-dependent phenomenon.


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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