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Title: Role of near work in myopia: Findings in a sample of Australian school children
Authors: Ip, J.M.
Saw, S.-M. 
Rose, K.A.
Morgan, I.G.
Kifley, A.
Wang, J.J.
Mitchell, P.
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Citation: Ip, J.M., Saw, S.-M., Rose, K.A., Morgan, I.G., Kifley, A., Wang, J.J., Mitchell, P. (2008-07). Role of near work in myopia: Findings in a sample of Australian school children. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 49 (7) : 2903-2910. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: PURPOSE. To examine the association of time spent in near work and reading with spherical equivalent refraction (SER) in a population-based sample of 12-year-old Australian schoolchildren. METHODS. Data on the time spent in near-work or outdoor activities per week and estimates for the duration of continuous reading and reading distances, were collected in questionnaires (2353 participants, 75.3% response) in the Sydney Myopia Study between 2004 and 2005; 2339 children underwent a comprehensive eye examination, including cycloplegia. RESULTS. Longer time spent on reading for pleasure and reports of close reading distance (
Source Title: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
ISSN: 01460404
DOI: 10.1167/iovs.07-0804
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