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Prevalence of myopia among urban and suburban school children in Tamil Nadu, South India: findings from the Sankara Nethralaya Tamil Nadu Essilor Myopia (STEM) Study

2022

Essilor International, Singapore

To report the baseline prevalence of myopia among school children in Tamil Nadu, South India from a prospective cohort study.

Visual Impairment and Risk of Self-Reported Road Traffic Crashes Among Bus Drivers in Bangladesh

2022

This study assesses the prevalence and the causes of visual impairment among bus drivers undergoing screening in Bangladesh and associations with self-reported crashes.

Myopia is Progressing Faster than its Management Options

2022

The article discusses myopia as a global public health and socioeconomic crisis and how it is progressing faster than its management options.

The Impact of Hyperopia on Academic Performance Among Children: A Systematic Review

2022

To assess the impact of uncorrected hyperopia and hyperopic spectacle correction on children's academic performance.

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through improving eye health: a scoping review

2022

This study provides a comprehensive perspective on the direct links between eye health services and advancing the SDGs.

Obesity and High Myopia in Children and Adolescents: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

2022

National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT)

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of obesity on the prevalence of myopia in Korean children and adolescents.

The Power of Advocacy: Advancing Vision for Everyone to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals

2022

This article was fully sponsored by Vision Impact Institute, a global non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority.

This article explores the link between improved eye health and the advancement of SDGs and define the framework and key pillars of advocacy to scaling-up success by 2030.

Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health: a global Prioritisation Process Using Delphi Method

2022

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Moorfields Eye Charity, National Institute for Health Research Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, Wellcome Trust, Sightsavers, The Fred Hollows Foundation, The Seva Foundation, British Council for the Prevention of Blindness, and Christian Blind Mission.

This paper identifies the key issues that must be addressed to improve eye health in the context of an ageing population, to eliminate persistent inequities in health-care access, and to mitigate widespread resource limitations.

The Myopia White Paper

2022

Myopia Task Force

This document proposes precise recommendations for the various stakeholders in the school education to follow towards myopia control.

Factors Associated with the Spectacle Wear Compliance among Primary School Students with Refractive Error in Rural China

2022

The article studies the factors determining spectacle-wear compliance and reasons for non-wear among students in rural China.

Is myopia prevalence related to outdoor green space?

2021

The aim of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between the prevalence of myopia and the amount of vegetation/green spaces across different regions of the world, as a risk factor for myopia development.

Refractive Error of Students (15- to 18-year-olds) in Northwest Mexico

2021

The study assessed the prevalence of refractive error in a sample of children of Northern Mexico using the Refractive Error Study in Children protocol of the World Health Organization, which allows for the comparison with other global studies.

The Prevalence of Visual Impairment and Refractive Errors among a Youth Population in Mozambique: Evidence of the Need for Intervention

2021

The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of VI and associated demographic factors in students examined during the program “Moçambique te vejo melhor”.

Physical Activity Spaces Not Effective against Socioeconomic Inequalities in Myopia Incidence

2021

The aims of this study were to evaluate socioeconomic inequalities in myopia incidence, eye growth, outdoor exposure, and computer use, and to investigate if newly introduced physical activity spaces can reduce eye growth in school-aged children.

Establishing a Method to Estimate the Effect of AntiMyopia Management Options on Lifetime Cost of Myopia

2021

This work was supported by a public health grant from the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney, Australia.

This paper estimates lifetime myopia costs, with comparison across management options, using exemplars in Australia and China.

Myopia Progression in Children during COVID-19 Home Confinement in Argentina

2021

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the progression of myopia in children is faster during school closures and home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objective and Subjective Behavioral Measures in Myopic and Non-Myopic Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021

National Eye Institute

The purpose of this study is to assess behaviors during COVID-19 in myopic and non-myopic children.

Association between Digital Smart Device Use and Myopia: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

2021

This Systematic Review aimed to review the literature on the association between digital smart device use and myopia.

Frequency of myopia in adults in Mexico City: results of a visual health campaign

2021

To estimate the frequency of myopia in an adult population in Mexico City.

Vision-related quality of life with myopia management: A review

2021

British Contact Lens Association

This review discusses the impact on vision-related quality of life in children with myopia

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