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Title: Myopia and night lighting in children in Singapore
Authors: Saw, S.-M. 
Wu, H.-M.
Hong, C.-Y.
Chua, W.-H.
Chia, K.-S. 
Tan, D.
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Saw, S.-M., Wu, H.-M., Hong, C.-Y., Chua, W.-H., Chia, K.-S., Tan, D. (2001). Myopia and night lighting in children in Singapore. British Journal of Ophthalmology 85 (5) : 527-528. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aim - To examine the role of night time lighting and myopia in children in Singapore. Methods - A cross sectional study was conducted on 1001 children in two Singapore schools. Cycloplegic refraction and A-scan biometry measurements were made in both eyes. A detailed questionnaire was completed by the parents to obtain information on night time lighting, near work activity, educational and demographic factors. Results - There was no difference in myopia prevalence rates in children exposed to night time light (33.1%) compared with children who slept in the dark (31.4%) before age 2. In addition, vitreous chamber depth was not related to night light (p=0.58) before age 2. These results remained even after controlling for near work. Conclusion - Myopia is not associated with night light in Asian populations.
Source Title: British Journal of Ophthalmology
ISSN: 00071161
DOI: 10.1136/bjo.85.5.527
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