This is a mixed-bag of studies that did not fit easily into the other categories. I include them because I found them interesting.Mingzhi Zhang, Gus Gazzard, Zhifu Fu, Liping Li, Bin Chen, Seang Mei Saw, Nathan Congdon. (2011) Validating the accuracy of a model to predict the onset of myopia in children. (ABSTRACT) (Click on Full Text (PDF) to access full article.) Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 17, 2011 iovs.10-5592 doi: 10.1167/iovs.10-5592
MyopiaPrevention.org comment: If one were able to predict accurately who was going to become myopic, interventions with lenses, lifestyle changes and medications could be targeted to those higher risk individuals. A model was developed based on visual acuity, height, weight, A-scan ocular length, keratometry and refractive error for a group of approximately 2000 students in Singapore, an area of high incidence of myopia. The model was considered to be approximately 75% accurate.Deng, Li; Gwiazda, Jane. (2011) Birth Season, Photoperiod, and Infancy Refraction. (FULL TEXT) Optometry & Vision Science March 2011 - Volume 88 - Issue 3 - pp 383-387 doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31820b0517
MyopiaPrevention.org comment:Harsha Bhoola, Adrian S. Bruceand, David A. Atchison.(2009) Validity of clinical measures of the AC/A ratio. (ABSTRACT) Clinical and Experimental Optometry Volume 78 Issue 1, Pages 3 - 10
MyopiaPrevention.org comment:MARK A. BULLIMORE, KATHLEEN S. REUTER, LISA A. JONES, G. LYNN MITCHELL, JESSICA ZOZ, and MARJORIE J. RAH (2006) The Study of Progression of Adult Nearsightedness (SPAN): Design and Baseline Characteristics (FULL TEXT) Optom Vis Sci. 2006 August; 83(8): 594–604.
MyopiaPrevention.org comment: This is the layout of the study's design. Various risk factors similar to those studied in children will be followed.RAZ, AMIR PhD, DSc; ZEPHRANI, ZOHAR R. BA; SCHWEIZER, HEATHER R. BA; MARINOFF, GERALD P. MD (2004) Critique of Claims of Improved Visual Acuity after Hypnotic Suggestion (FULL TEXT) Optometry and Vision Science November 2004 - Volume 81 - Issue 11 - pp 872-879
MyopiaPrevention.org comment: The evidence does not support hypnosis as a method for improving myopia but it can increase "one's subjective feeling of enhanced visual acuity by affecting higher cognitive functions, such as attention, memorization, and perceptual learning, which could influence performance on visual tasks." In other words, people can get better at taking tests.Liu JH, et al. (2002). Twenty-four-hour pattern of intraocular pressure in young adults with moderate to severe myopia. (FULL TEXT) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 43: 2351-5.
MyopiaPrevention.org comment: IOP for young adults was raised at night, but less for the more myopic study group. Other studies combined with this one would indicate that young adult myopes have higher IOP during the day but drop to essentially the same level as emmetropes at night.Chou, Brian (2000) Natural Eye Care, an Encyclopedia: Complementary Treatments for Improving and Saving Your Eyes (FULL TEXT) Optometry and Vision Science April 2000 - Volume 77 - Issue 4 - pp 175-176
MyopiaPrevention.org comment: A review of a homeopathic book illustrating the unscientific nature of such publications.