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Refractive errors in 3-6 year-old Chinese children: a very low prevalence of myopia?

Lan, Weizhong; Zhao, Feng; Lin, Lixia; Li, Zhen; Zeng, Junwen; Yang, Zhikuan; Morgan, Ian G.


PURPOSE To examine the prevalence of refractive errors in children aged 3-6 years in China. METHODS Children were recruited for a trial of a home-based amblyopia screening kit in Guangzhou preschools, during which cycloplegic refractions were measured in both eyes of 2480 children. Cycloplegic refraction (from 3 to 4 drops of 1% cyclopentolate to ensure abolition of the light reflex) was measured by both autorefraction and retinoscopy. Refractive errors were defined as followed: myopia (at...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-10-30
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078003


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