Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Risk factors for strabismus and amblyopia in young Singapore Chinese children|
|Citation:||Chia, A., Lin, X., Dirani, M., Gazzard, G., Ramamurthy, D., Quah, B.-L., Chang, B., Ling, Y., Leo, S.-W., Wong, T.-Y., Saw, S.-M. (2013-06). Risk factors for strabismus and amblyopia in young Singapore Chinese children. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 20 (3) : 138-147. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3109/09286586.2013.767354|
|Abstract:||Purpose: To determine the risk factors for strabismus and amblyopia in young Singapore Chinese children. Methods: A total of 3009 children were recruited for the population-based cross-sectional Strabismus, Amblyopia and Refractive Error in Singaporean Preschoolers Study (STARS). Strabismus was defined as any tropia identified on cover test. Visual acuity was measured in children aged 30-72 months with a logMAR chart where possible and the Sheridan-Gardiner test if not. Amblyopia was defined based on visual acuity and refractive error or presence of strabismus or past/present visual axis obstruction. Parents completed questionnaires on family, prenatal and birth histories. Results: Our study showed that 24 children aged 6-72 months (1.2%) had strabismus (20 with exotropia), and 20 children aged 30-72 months (0.8%) were amblyopic. After multivariate analysis, strabismus was associated with astigmatism 1.00 diopter (D; p=0.03), amblyopia (p=0.003), a sibling with strabismus (p|
|Source Title:||Ophthalmic Epidemiology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Jul 9, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Jun 20, 2018
checked on Apr 20, 2018
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.