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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Outdoor Activity and Myopia in Singapore Teenage Children

AUTHOR:

Dirani M, Tong L, Gazzard G, Zhang X, Chia A, Young TL, Rose KA, Mitchell P and Saw S-M.

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2009

PUBLICATION:

British Journal of Ophthalmology

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 5% of the children were found to have myopia, 4.6% were hypermetropic.

  • Children with myopia were found to participate in significantly less time for total outdoor activities

  • The playing of outdoor sports was also associated with a reduced prevalence of myopia.

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