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|Title:||Refractive errors in Singapore medical students.||Authors:||Chow, Y.C.
|Issue Date:||Oct-1990||Citation:||Chow, Y.C., Dhillon, B., Chew, P.T., Chew, S.J. (1990-10). Refractive errors in Singapore medical students.. Singapore Medical Journal 31 (5) : 472-473. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||The refraction of 128 third-year medical students aged 20-22 was studied using a Topcon autorefractometer. The population was predominantly Chinese and comprised 44% females and 56% males. The mean refractive error was -3.75 D for males and -4.76D for females. In all, 82% of the students were myopic, 72% were found to have astigmatism. This study confirms clinical impressions that Singapore students have one of the highest prevalence rates of myopia and astigmatism in the world.||Source Title:||Singapore Medical Journal||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133797||ISSN:||00375675|
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