Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/68799
Title: Myopia in Singapore kindergarten children
Authors: Sam, SM
Chan, B
Seenyen, L
Yap, M 
Tan, D
Chew, SK
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: American Optometric Association
Source: Optometry: journal of the American Optometric Association, 2001, v. 72, p. 286-291 How to cite?
Journal: Optometry: journal of the American Optometric Association 
Abstract: PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether close-up work was related to myopia in Singapore kindergarten children.
METHODS: One hundred twenty-eight children, ages 3 to 7 years, from a kindergarten in Singapore were examined by cycloplegic autorefraction. The parents also completed a questionnaire on the different types of close-up work activities each child was engaged in, socioeconomic status, and parental history of myopia.
RESULTS: Myopic children spent 3.0 hours per day (median) on close-up work activity, while nonmyopic children spent 2.0 hours per day (median) on close-up work activity. The prevalence of myopia in the sample was 8.6%.
CONCLUSION: Close-up work activity was not related to myopia in pre-school children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/68799
ISSN: 1529-1839
EISSN: 1558-1527
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