The Neurological Treatment for Nearsightedness and Related Vision Problems on Taylor & Francis site

Sorry people for lying, e-book is still paid.

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"There is a positive correlation between asthenopia (or eye strain) and progressive myopia (or the tendency for one’s myopia to become worse). If eye strain is severe, then progressive myopia tends to become worse. Unlike hyperopia, a myopee may not be aware of the progression. The deviation in a hyperopic eye is mainly due to the lens. In the myopic eye, the myopia is due to the eyeball as well as the lens. The eyeball allows extra room for the deviation to set in. It is easier for an excessive “effort to see” to force the crystalline lens and sclera of a myopic eye to become worse almost unnoticed (Yee, 2013b).

Any degree of nearsightedness not only can become worse—but progressively worse. I remember my original pair of glasses was just −0.50 D. At first, I did not wear them all the time, but I was subjected to different types of stress between grade school and high school. My myopia increased rapidly when I started wearing contact lenses. It was not that convenient to take them off when I do not need them for the distance. I was constantly subjected to an overcorrection in the near and midrange. At one point, my prescription deteriorated to −10.00 D. The difficulty with treating higher ranges of myopia lies in the eyeball. It inherits more of the deviation as the myopia gets progressively worse. It is harder to change its curvature compared to the crystalline lens’ curvature."
(Abstract to Treating Progressive Myopia)

Wow, it looks Yee had or still have -10 myopia.

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I wonder if the accelerated progress of myopia isn’t somewhat similar to chronic pain getting worse and worse with time; neurological pathways being so well trained that the pain/elongation is triggered faster and with more intensity (“practice” making “perfect”).

Thanks for the link. I feel this would be quite relevant if you have high myopia.

Thanks for this link. It is useful that there are abstracts of each chapter, and I have just finished reading them. There are some very interesting ideas that fit in with some of the things I have been thinking about, such as myopic memory and the adaptation of the EOMs to blur, or even expected blur.

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It’s the same book about Ortho C practice by the same J. W. Yee we discussed 3-4 months ago.

Just a new site with each abstract available for free access. The e-book is still paid, unfortunately.

And almost as expensive as the printed book. I am not wealthy enough to satisfy my curiosity at that price. I could download a 43 page preview of the pdf, and will read that.

There is only 11 real pages in 43 PDF pages.

Yes, but I found the introduction interesting.

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My humble opinion - EOMs have their point of balance. And the farther eye goes out of this balance, the faster it develops more myopia, and possibly improves faster.

EOMs are really made from steel - I try to ditch strabismus I have for almost a year, but point of default vergence moved maybe for a very few imaginary units.