Age-related decreases in the prevalence of myopia: longitudinal change or cohort effect?

@article{Mutti2000AgerelatedDI,
  title={Age-related decreases in the prevalence of myopia: longitudinal change or cohort effect?},
  author={Donald O. Mutti and Karla Zadnik},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={2103-7}
}
PURPOSE The prevalence of myopia shows a decline with age in cross-sectional studies. This pattern may represent an increase in the prevalence of myopia in younger generations, possibly through increased exposure to near work, or an intrinsic age-related decline in myopia prevalence. Data were analyzed from published studies to determine which of these two alternatives better explains the data: a cohort effect of changing prevalence by decade or a longitudinal effect of changing prevalence as a… CONTINUE READING

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