The mentioned study was conducted on Japanese population, who have a significant number of ametrope
patients in their population.
Counselling for proper usage of spectacles, especially in the young ametropes
As a cataract surgeon the author often asks patients who were ametropes
all their lives and are now emmetropic what different path their lives would have taken if they'd had corrective surgery when they were young.
In assessment of uncorrected ametropes
, one study used the VMI , which focuses specifically on a near visual motor task, and the other used a variety of measures of academic readiness, one of which measured fine motor skills .
No significant difference was found between emmetropes (n = 3; median, 3; range, 3-5) and ametropes
(n = 3; median, 4; range 2-5) (P = 0.614).
The Kamra inlay can be used to treat a wide range of patients including emmetropes, ametropes
, post-LASIK patients and monofocal pseudophakes.
However, certain occupations require a minimum level of unaided vision and this can prove problematic for ametropes
. This is an increasingly common reason for people to turn to refractive surgery.
(2) This highlights the understandable desire amongst ametropes
to have 'normal vision'.