A 6-year longitudinal optometric study of the refractive trend in school-aged children.

@article{Pointer2001A6L,
  title={A 6-year longitudinal optometric study of the refractive trend in school-aged children.},
  author={Jonathan S Pointer},
  journal={Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={361-7}
}
This report describes the analysis of the refractive data of optometric patients examined annually between the ages of 7 and 13 years. The results indicate a declining hypermetropic/increasing myopic refractive trend in 73% of the 41 individuals who attended over the entire 6 years of the investigation: overall, there was a mean rate of change of -0.09 D pa. Annual myopic incidence values of between 3.5 and 12% were found, resulting in a rise in myopic prevalence in this clinical population… CONTINUE READING