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Title: Myopia in children born premature or with low birth weight
Authors: Saw, S.-M. 
Chew, S.-J.
Keywords: Astigmatism
Epidemiology
Low birth weight
Myopia
Prematurity
Singapore
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Saw, S.-M.,Chew, S.-J. (1997). Myopia in children born premature or with low birth weight. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 75 (5) : 548-550. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the association of myopia or astigmatism in children without retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) born premature or with low birth weight. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Singapore where 527 children from three kindergartens aged 2 to 7 years without a history of ROP were recruited. Information on birth weight and gestational age at birth was obtained from a personal booklet and the refractive error in spherical equivalents was measured using distance photoretinoscopy. The data was analysed with univariate analysis and logistic regression models. Results: There was no difference in the prevalence of myopia in children born premature or with low birth weight. There was also no difference in astigmatism in children born premature or with low birth weight. Conclusion: This study shows no relationship between astigmatism or myopia with prematurity or low birth weight in children born without retinopathy of prematurity.
Source Title: Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113562
ISSN: 13953907
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