Researchers evaluate genetic and lifestyle factors with possible linksto myopia

April 26, 2004

Only by understanding the underlying biological mechanisms of oculargrowth regulation will ophthalmology researchers and clinicians learn howto prevent progression of myopia, said Neville A. McBrien, PhD, of the Universityof Melbourne, Australia. Laboratory investigations have provided key insightsthat eventually might lead to interventions that retard or prevent myopicprogression.