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The increasing prevalence of myopia: Implications for Australia

Rose, Kathryn; Smith, Wayne; Morgan, Ian; Mitchell, Paul


Myopia is often regarded as a minor priority in public health research, yet the public health costs of myopia are considerable, both due to the costs of optical correction and from the costs imposed by the morbidity resulting from myopia in terms of associated eye disease (glaucoma, posterior subcapsular cataract), and the visual impairment and blindness that can result from myopia due to myopic retinal degeneration and retinal detachment. There is clear evidence for a high and increasing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9071.2001.00389.x


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