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Cycloplegic refraction is the gold standard for epidemiological studies

Morgan, Ian G.; Iribarren, R; Fotouhi, Akbar; Grzybowski, Andrzej


Many studies on children have shown that lack of cycloplegia is associated with slight overestimation of myopia and marked errors in estimates of the prevalence of emmetropia and hyperopia. Non-cycloplegic refraction is particularly problematic for studies of associations with risk factors. The consensus around the importance of cycloplegia in children left undefined at what age, if any, cycloplegia became unnecessary. It was often implicitly assumed that cycloplegia is not necessary beyond...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica
DOI: 10.1111/aos.12642


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