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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Refractive Error and Ocular Biometry in Jordanian Adults

AUTHOR:

Edward A. H. Mallen, Yazan Gammoh, Muawyah Al-Bdour, Fouad N. Sayegh

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2005

PUBLICATION:

Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of refractive errors in Jordanian adults of working age, and to study the ocular biometric correlates of refractive error in this population.

  • The prevalence of myopia [spherical equivalent refraction (SER) less than −0.50 DS] and hyperopia (SER greater than +0.50 DS) was 53.71 and 5.67% respectively.

  • This study has established a database of refractive error prevalence and ocular biometric correlates of ametropia in a Middle Eastern population of working age.