Retinoscopy and eye size

Science. 1970 May 1;168(3931):605-6. doi: 10.1126/science.168.3931.605.


Retinoscopy was performed on animals with different sized eyes, all of whom appeared hypermetropic. The data were well fitted by an equation of the form y = kx(-2) where y is refractive error in diopters, and x is the corneo-retinal length of the eye. Apparent hypermetropia may be due to the reflection from the inner surface of the retins.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cricetinae
  • Eye / anatomy & histology*
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Light
  • Mice
  • Models, Biological
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Refraction, Ocular*
  • Weights and Measures