This is not a traditional listing of references that would normally appear in a journal article. The major difference is that comments have been added within each listing that are an attempt to summarize the article and at times comment on their significance. It is hoped that this will make it easier to find an article of interest and encourage one to wander through the listings, following links to interesting articles. If comments are directly from the article, they are indicated in quotes. Since the unquoted comments are not the authors' (and even the quotes could be too far out of context), the risk is that the comments have distorted the article. Some of the comments are based solely on the abstracts and not the full article, so distortions are further introduced. Links are provided to nearly every entry, either the abstract or the full text of the article if it could be found.

There are many more articles I could have included so the list is by no means meant to be inclusive. My hope is that it is at least representative. Every article has a list of its own references. Look them over - they are a treasure chest of more information.

The National Eye Institute (NEI) is active in myopia research support.

Search for your own articles using the PubMed (National Library of Medicine) database. Just enter some terms such as "myopia bifocals". There were 46 such articles listed on 10 April 2010.

Listings are grouped subjectively by topic. There are many overlaps, but an attempt was made to put each article into one of several categories.

You may notice that not all articles come to the same conclusions when studying the same phenomena. Some studies are of higher quality, sometimes a small difference in study design can affect the results, newer studies can use data that older studies did not have available.. Over time, the preponderance of evidence will align with distinct lines of thought and those ideas will become accepted as more scientifically factual.

After references that discuss the increased incidence of myopia (How Bad is Myopia Getting?), the references continue with a type of story, told by a sequence of articles (How Research Science Works). The topic is night lights and it was chosen to illustrate the give and take of scientific research. One study does not define a truth. Multiple studies support each other and build a body of evidence. This site as a whole is building a body of evidence: Yes, there is something that can be done about myopia progression.

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