Time course of rhesus lid-suture myopia

Peter R. Greene, David L. Guyton

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Axial-length and refraction measurements are presented for the lid-sutured rhesus monkey at 6-month intervals during the first 1·5 years of life. The experimental data are fitted to an exponential growth theory allowing the calculation of time constants, apparent time origins, and correlation coefficients for 10 eyes from five animals. On average, axial length develops with a time constant of 0·40 year for lid-suture myopia, compared with 0·42 year for the normal eye. A practical application of this work is that one must allow 1·6 years of lid suture to achieve 95% of the total refractive or axial-length change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental eye research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1986


  • axial-length changes
  • exponential attenuation process
  • lid-suture myopia
  • myopia
  • refractive changes
  • rhesus monkey
  • time constant
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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