Accession Number:

ADA281987

Title:

A Light and Electronmicroscopic Study of Tree Shrew Sclera During Normal Development, Induced Myopia and Recovery

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

207.0

Abstract:

In the developing eye of humans and other animals, it appears that an emmetropization mechanism guides most eyes toward emmetropia, a condition where there is no refractive error. This mechanism appears to control axial length of the eyes so that the plane of the retina gradually matches the plane of focus. Control of axial length during development may involve controlling the development of the sclera, a fibrous tissue providing structural integrity and resistance to the expansive forces of intraocular pressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE