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Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Parental Myopia: Findings from a Population-Based Study of 12 year old Australian Children

Ip, Jenny M; Huynh, Son C; Robaei, Dana; Rose, Kathryn A; Morgan, Ian; Smith, Wayne T; Kifley, Annette; Mitchell, Paul


PURPOSE. To examine the influences of ethnicity, parental myopia, and near work on spherical equivalent refraction (SER) and axial length (AL) in a population-based sample of 12-year-old Australian children. METHODS. Year-7 children in the Sydney Myopia Study (n = 2353, 75.3% response) underwent an ophthalmic examination including cycloplegic autorefraction (1% cyclopentolate) and ocular biometry (IOLMaster; Carl Zeiss Meditec GmbH, Jena, Germany). Data for parental myopia, ethnicity, near...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
DOI: 10.1167/iovs.06-0716


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