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What is axial length in myopia?

Our eyes may either be windows to the soul or onto the world, depending on which quotation you are looking at, but how much do we know about the workings of these vital organs? Look at someone’s face and what we see is only the outer aspect of a complex mechanism that bends and translates light into signals that can be interpreted by our brains.

Because they are so complex, every aspect of our eyes plays a vital part in how we see and interpret the world. There is an intricate relationship between the curvature of the optical surfaces of the eyes and the length of the eyes from front to back.