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Role of near work in Myopia: Findings in a sample of Australian school children

Ip, Jenny M; Saw, Seang-Mei; Rose, Kathryn A; Morgan, Ian; Kifley, Annette; Wang, Jie Jin; Mitchell, Paul


PURPOSE. To examine the association of time spent in near work and reading with spherical equivalent refraction (SER) in a population-based sample of 12-year-old Australian schoolchildren. METHODS. Data on the time spent in near-work or outdoor activities per week and estimates for the duration of continuous reading and reading distances, were collected in questionnaires (2353 participants, 75.3% response) in the Sydney Myopia Study between 2004 and 2005; 2339 children underwent a comprehensive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
DOI: 10.1167/iovs.07-0804


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