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Prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for myopia among urban and rural children in southern China: Protocol for a school-based cohort study

Chen, Xin; Ye, Guofang; Zhong, Yuxin; Jin, Ling; Liang, Xiaoling; Zeng, Yangfa; Zheng, Yingfeng; Morgan, Ian; Liu, Yizhi


Introduction Myopia is the common cause of reduced uncorrected visual acuity among school-age children. It is more prevalent in urban than in rural areas. Although many myopia studies have focused on the effect of urbanisation, it remains unclear how visual experience in urban regions could affect childhood myopia. This study aims to investigate the incidence and prevalence of myopia among school-age children in urban and rural settings, thereby identifying the environmental factors that affect...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049846
Access Rights: Open Access


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