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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Magnitude and Determinants of Refractive Error in Omani School Children

AUTHOR:

Rajiv B. Khandekar, Sahar Abdu-Helmi

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2004

PUBLICATION:

Saudi Medical Journal

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The purpose of this study was to estimate the magnitude and determinants of refractive error in school children, a study was undertaken to review the school screening and refraction data.

  • The prevalence of myopia was 4.1% (95% confidence interval [CI] 4.06-4.18). It was higher among female than male students.

  • The risk of low vision disability was significantly higher in male students than female students.