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Is emmetropia the natural endpoint for human refractive development? An analysis of population-based data from the refractive error study in children (RESC)

Morgan, Ian; Rose, Kathryn A; Ellwein, Leon B; Pokharel, Gopal P; Zhao, Jialiang; Maul, Eugenio; Dandona, Lalit; Murthy, GVS; Naidoo, Kovin S; He, Mingguang; Goh, Pik-Pin


Purpose: To determine the natural end-point for refractive development during childhood. Methods: Cycloplegic (1% cyclopentolate) autorefraction was performed on 38 811 children aged 5 and 15 in population-based samples at eight sites in the Refractive Error Study in Children (RESC). Refractions (right eye) were categorized as myopic (≤-0.5 D), emmetropic (>-0.5 to ≤+0.5 D), mildly hyperopic (>+0.5 to ≤+2.0 D and hyperopic (>+2.0 D). Results: At five sites (Jhapa - rural Nepal, New Delhi -...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica: the ophthalmological journal of the Nordic countries
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2009.01800.x


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