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emmetropia

[‚em·ə′trō·pē·ə]
(medicine)
Normal vision.

Emmetropia

 

normal, or correct, refraction of the eye, as opposed to incorrect refraction, or ametropia, in which the optical system is unable to bring into focus on the retina the parallel light rays entering the eye.

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We know very little about emmetropic eyes even though they should be used for comparisons with myopic and hypermetropic eyes," said Juan Alberto Sanchis-Gimeno, researcher at the University of Valencia and lead author of the study explains to SINC.
The project shows the values by gender for the central corneal thickness, minimum total corneal thickness, white to white distance and pupil diameter in a sample of 379 emmetropic subjects.
It is the first study that analyses these anatomical indexes in a large sample of healthy emmetropic subjects," Sanchis-Gimeno stated.
Although the research states that there are no big differences between most of the parameters analysed, healthy emmetropic women have a wider pupil diameter than men.
But even in emmetropic patients, refractive modification can often be a very useful management strategy.
In an adult, it has a volume of 4ml in emmetropic eyes.
Those that are contraindicated include the almost emmetropic for distance, where there are basic contraindications to contact lens wear and the very critical people who need good sustained close vision for work.
If an emmetropic patient with good accommodation has a decompensated exophoria, the prescription of negative lenses will induce accommodative-convergence, which may render the heterophoria compensated via motor fusion.
We call ourselves an eye care profession and say that we exist to care for the eyesight of this nation and whilst I hope this campaign is a massive success and does indeed raise the profile of regular eye examinations for everyone, I have to ask how many people reading Bob's comments and this letter really want to see many hundreds of emmetropic people not requiring any form of corrective appliance walking through their doors day after day just to ensure that their eyes and the other factors we can test for are healthy?