Medina's feedback model for emmetropization
predicts that correction of myopes aggravates their condition and myopia will then progress linearly.
and optical development of the eye of the barn owl (Tyto alba).
Perhaps the most interesting point surrounded the process of emmetropization
, which is often mistaken to continue until a child is about 5-6 years of age; in fact the process normally occurs in the first 18-24 months of life and this is important to remember since practitioners often erroneously decide against correcting refractive error for fear of affecting emmetropization
, in a child of school-going age.
Scholz, 'Dark-rearing interference with emmetropization
in the rhesus monkey', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol.
Emmetropization is a process of matching the axial length of the eye to the focal length of its optics.
In the future, studies of artificial methods to control the emmetropization process may be the key to naturally fixing vision impairments.
As they grow, their eyes lengthen until all images fall perfectly on the retina, a process called emmetropization.
Understanding the mechanisms behind emmetropization and myopia could enable researchers someday to prevent or lessen myopic changes and blindness.