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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Visual Impairment and Its Impact on Health- Related Quality of Life in Adolescents

AUTHOR:

Wong H, Machin D, Tan A, Wong TY, and Saw SM

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2008

PUBLICATION:

American Journal of Ophthalmology

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The mean total, physical, and psychosocial health scores of all adolescents were 83.6, 89.9, and 80.3 respectively.

  • Healthy adolescents with visual impairment reported statistically but not clinically lower total, psychosocial and school functioning scores.

  • Differences in total scores between high and low myopes compared with nonmyopes were not significant.

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