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Title: Factors related to the progression of myopia in Singaporean children
Authors: Saw, S.-M. 
Nieto, F.J.
Katz, J.
Schein, O.D.
Levy, B.
Chew, S.-J.
Keywords: Cohort
Subjective refraction
Issue Date: Oct-2000
Citation: Saw, S.-M.,Nieto, F.J.,Katz, J.,Schein, O.D.,Levy, B.,Chew, S.-J. (2000-10). Factors related to the progression of myopia in Singaporean children. Optometry and Vision Science 77 (10) : 549-554. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose: To examine the possible factors related to the progression of myopia in Singapore children. Methods: One hundred fifty-three Singapore children aged 6 to 12 years were recruited to participate in a concurrent cohort study of the risk factors for the progression of myopia. Socioeconomic status, outdoor activity, and near-work activity were documented in a face-to-face clinic interview. The changes in cycloplegic subjective refraction and autorefraction were ascertained with the use of a Nidek ARK 900 over a 2-year period. Results: The average rate of progression of myopia as measured by subjective refraction was -0.59 D per year (95% confidence interval -0.52, -0.66). Younger children and children who were more myopic at the beginning (refractive error worse than -2.0 D) of the study had higher myopia progression rates. Conclusions: Myopia progression was faster for younger children and for children who had more severe myopia at baseline. Socioeconomic status and near-work activity were not related to myopia progression.
Source Title: Optometry and Vision Science
ISSN: 10405488
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