New paper: Emmetropization and nonmyopic eye growth

Early ocular growth is a complex developmental choreography performed by the components of the eye. Most eyes start with a hypermetropic refractive error at birth, but the growth rates of the ocular components, guided by visual cues, will slow in such a way that this refractive error decreases during the first 2 years of life. Once reaching its target, the eye enters a period of stable refractive error as it continues to grow by balancing the loss in corneal and lens power with the axial elongation. This paper, started 7 years ago by Rafael Iribarren and Sebastian Dankert, gives an overview of these growth processes and their interactions.

Rozema JJ, Dankert S, Iribarren R. Emmetropization and non-myopic eye growth. Surv Ophthalmol. 2023 Feb 14.