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Outdoor activity reduces the prevalence of Myopia in children

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


Objective: To assess the relationship of near, midworking distance, and outdoor activities with prevalence of myopia in school-aged children. Design: Cross-sectional study of 2 age samples from 51 Sydney schools, selected using a random cluster design. Participants: One thousand seven hundred sixty-five 6-year-olds (year 1) and 2367 12-year-olds (year 7) participated in the Sydney Myopia Study from 2003 to 2005. Methods: Children had a comprehensive eye examination, including cycloplegic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2007.12.019


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