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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Association Between Parental Myopia and the Risk of Myopia in A Child

AUTHOR:

Xiaoyu Zhang, Xinhua QU, and Xingtao Zhou

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2015

PUBLICATION:

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, Spandidos Publications

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The association between parental myopia and a child’s risk of developing the condition is not well understood.

  • Therefore, the present study conducted a meta-analysis of the results of observational studies in order to investigate the association between myopia in parents and their child’s risk of developing the condition.

  • The present meta-analysis included 31,677 participants from 16 studies with 8,393 cases of myopia (six prospective cohort, eight cross-sectional and two case-control studies).

  • The current study identified a significant positive association between parental myopia and a child’s risk of developing myopia. Children of two parents with myopia had a higher risk of developing myopia compared to those with one myopic parent.