Published in 2015
- 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.
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