Refractive error in children in a rural population in India
Dandona R, Dandona L, Srinivas M, Sahare P, narsaiah, Munoz SR, Pokharel GP and Ellwein LB
Publication: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Published in 2002.

Key Highlights:

  • Refractive error was found to be the cause in 61% of eyes with vision impairment.
  • A gradual shift toward less- positive values of refractive error occurred with increasing age in both boys and girls.
  • Myopia risk was associated with female gender and having a father with a higher level of schooling.
  • Higher risk of myopia in children of older ages was of borderline statistical significance.

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


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