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December 1971

An Attempt at a Chemical Treatment of Myopia

Author Affiliations

Stanford, Calif
From the Division of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Dr. Cress is now with the Los Angeles County Hospital, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(6):692-693. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010694014

In a preliminary study it was found that the corneal stroma of living rabbits can be shrunk by the brief application of concentrated salt solutions. In most cases the changes reversed in time but in a few animals it appeared that a permanent flattening of 2 to 3 diopters remained.