Adult-onset myopia is most often reported in college age individuals. Its prevalence and the refractive component(s) responsible are essentially unknown; some recent studies implicate corneal curvature. Here I present a single case of adult-onset myopia over a period of 23 years in which axial elongation, and not steepening corneal curvature, is suggested as the most likely basis for the 4.50 D increase in refractive error.
* Optometrist, Ph.D., Member of Faculty, F.A.A.O.
Received April 30, 1986
Revision received September 16, 1986
Anthony J. Adams
School of Optometry
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720
© 1987 American Academy of Optometry