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Use of visual acuity to screen for significant refractive errors in adolescents

Leone, Jody F; Mitchell, Paul; Morgan, Ian; Kifley, Annette; Rose, Kathryn A


Objective: To detect significant refractive error in a population-based random cluster sample of 12-year-old schoolchildren by using sensitivity and specificity of uncorrected visual acuity (VA). Methods: The Sydney Myopia Study randomly selected 21 secondary schools stratified by socioeconomic status. All year 7 students (mean age, 12.7 years) were invited to participate. We tested VA monocularly, unaided at 2.44 m, using a retroilluminated logMAR chart. Cycloplegic autorefraction (induced...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2010.134


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