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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

A Cohort Study of Incident Myopia in Singaporean Children

AUTHOR:

Saw, S.M., Shankar, A., Tan, S.B., Taylor, H., Tan, D.T., Stone, R.A. and Wong, T.Y.

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

Clinical and Epidemiologic Research

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2006

PUBLICATION:

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors of incident myopia in a school-based cohort study in Singaporean children.

  • This was a 3-year prospective cohort study conducted in Singaporean school children aged 7 to 9 years.

  • The results of this study provide evidence of essential links between parental myopia, IQ scores and subsequent myopia development.

This article was identified as a reference for a VII-commissioned systematic review on the Impact of URE on Children.