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|Title:||Myopia and night lighting in children in Singapore||Authors:||Saw, S.-M.
|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. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjo.85.5.527||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||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113561||ISSN:||00071161||DOI:||10.1136/bjo.85.5.527|
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