Studies and Reports About the Impact of Vision Health

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628 Research Papers
Trends in prevalence of blindness and distance and near vision impairment over 30 years: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study New

Published in 2020 Key Highlights: To contribute to the WHO initiative, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, an assessment of global vision impairment in 2020 and temporal change is needed. We aimed to extensively update estimates of global vision loss burden, presenting estimates for 2020, temporal change over three decades between 1990–2020, and forecasts for […]

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Global variations and time trends in the prevalence of childhood myopia, a systematic review and quantitative meta-analysis: implications for aetiology and early prevention New

Published in 2016 Key Highlights: The aim of this review was to quantify the global variation in childhood myopia prevalence over time taking account of demographic and study design factors. A systematic review identified population-based surveys with estimates of childhood myopia prevalence published by February 2015.  Increase in myopia prevalence with age varied by ethnicity. […]

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The association between time spent outdoors and myopia in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis New

Published in 2012 Key Highlights: To summarize relevant evidence investigating the association between time spent outdoors and myopia in children and adolescents (up to 20 years). Results from 7 cross-sectional studies were pooled in a meta-analysis. A further 16 studies (8 cross-sectional not meeting criteria for meta-analysis; 7 prospective cohort studies; 1 randomized, controlled trial […]

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The role of vision in academic school performance New

Published in 2010 Key Highlights: The purpose of this study is to determine whether presenting distance visual acuity is related to subsequent academic school performance in Singaporean children between 9 to 10 years of age. 1143  Singapore children  were examined during their visits at ages 9 to 10 years (grades 3 to 4) as part […]

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Future Problems of Uncorrected Refractive Errors in Children New

Published in 2014 Key Highlights: Visual impairment secondary to uncorrected refractive errors in childhood is an important health problem, and can lead social, educational and economical disability in adulthood. In this study, we reviewed the literature to reveal future effects of refractive errors in children on social life. Refractive problems can be easily corrected with […]

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