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Association between parental myopia and the risk of myopia in a child
XIAOYU ZHANG, XINHUA QU, and XINGTAO ZHOU
Publication: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, Spandidos Publications

Published in 2015

Key Highlights:

  • 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.

To access the study, click here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4473431/#__ffn_sectitle

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