For me Frances had physical charms: in her there was no deformity to get over; none of those prominent defects of eyes, teeth, complexion, shape, which hold at bay the admiration of the boldest male champions of intellect (for women can love a downright ugly man if he be but talented); had she been either "edentee, myope
, rugueuse, ou bossue," my feelings towards her might still have been kindly, but they could never have been impassioned; I had affection for the poor little misshapen Sylvie, but for her I could never have had love.
Yes, I've seen my fair share of progressing myopes
in practice over the past couple of decades or so.
In our study of 160 patients among 300 patients with myopes
, average corneal thickness was 541 micrometres (SD 31).
Mean RNFL thickness was also found to be thinner in myopes
using cirrus high definition (HD) OCT, but correction for axial length related ocular magnification using correction formula has resolved the relationship between axial length and both RNFL thickness and optic nerve head area5.
It is thought that the decrease in contrast sensitivity as refraction moves toward hypermetropia may explain why hypermetropes are more prone to amblyopia than myopes
It has been reported that myopes
have higher amplitude of accommodation (AA) as compared to emmetropes.
Further, with the findings suggesting that the US will have 260 million myopes
by 2050, up from the 90 million in 2000, and Canada will see 66 million high myopes
by 2050, up from the 11 million in 2000, the vision loss from high myopia is expected to increase seven-fold from 2000 to 2050.
But hard-liner myopes
one-sidedly insist on supposed divine revelation--dismissive of scientific consensus, deaf to the informed consciences of Catholic couples, closed to the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, blind to the overpopulation that (scientific consensus again) simply cannot be sustained.
In our study, we found that HOAs were lower in myopes
when compared to hypermetropes (Table- II).
Medina's feedback model for emmetropization predicts that correction of myopes
aggravates their condition and myopia will then progress linearly.
Myopic macular degeneration is now the leading cause of new blindness in some locations in Asia, and with the number of myopes
estimated to reach 2.
During visual development in childhood and adolescence the eye grows in length, but in myopes
it grows too long, and light entering the eye is then focused in front of the retina rather than on it.