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|Title:||Myopia in Singapore kindergarten children||Authors:||Saw, S.-M.
|Keywords:||Close-up work activity
|Issue Date:||2001||Citation:||Saw, S.-M.,Chan, B.,Seenyen, L.,Yap, M.,Tan, D.,Chew, S.-J. (2001). Myopia in Singapore kindergarten children. Optometry 72 (5) : 286-291. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether close-up work was related to myopia in Singapore kindergarten children. Methods: One hundred twenty-eight children, ages 3 to 7 years, from a kindergarten in Singapore were examined by cycloplegic autorefraction. The parents also completed a questionnaire on the different types of close-up work activities each child was engaged in, socioeconomic status, and parental history of myopia. Results: Myopic children spent 3.0 hours per day (median) on close-up work activity, while nonmyopic children spent 2.0 hours per day (median) on close-up work activity. The prevalence of myopia in the sample was 8.6%. Conclusion: Close-up work activity was not related to myopia in pre-school children.||Source Title:||Optometry||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113804||ISSN:||15291839|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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