New paper: Analysing the ocular biometry if new-born infants

During emmetropization the growth of the ocular components is coordinated to accomplish reach (near-) emmetropia around the age of 5. This is facilitated by the spectacular ocular growth rate during the first years of life, with an axial length increase nearly as large in the first year of life as in the 15 years that follow, while at the same time the mean corneal and crystalline lens powers decrease. In order to best understand this process, it is essential to have good reference of new-born biometry by which to compare these ocular changes. To this end we developed a classic and a statistical eye model based on previously published new-born biometric data to serve as a pre-emmetropization reference for future analyses.

Rozema JJ, Herscovici Z, Snir M, Axer-Siegel R. Analysing the ocular biometry if new-born infants. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2018;38:119-128.

Figure: Scatter plots and histograms of the most important biometric parameters influencing refraction (SE: spherical equivalent; Rca: anterior corneal radius of curvature; PL: lens power; ACDtot: Anterior Chamber Depth from anterior corneal vertex to anterior lens vertex; L: axial length).