Accession Number : ADA281987

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

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kang, Robert N.

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 205

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.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, *EYE, EMBEDDING, MORPHOLOGY, HEALTH, ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, OPTICAL DATA, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE