Changes of refraction in schoolchildren.

  title={Changes of refraction in schoolchildren.},
  author={Maija I M{\"a}ntyj{\"a}rvi},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  volume={103 6},
The refractions of 1,118 children, aged 7 to 15 years, were followed for one to eight years; 260 children were hyperopic and 828 were myopic throughout the observation time. Thirty additional hyperopic children became myopic during follow-up. In the cross-sectional study, the mean annual change of refraction in hyperopic children varied from -0.03 to -0.11 diopters in different age groups. In myopic children, the variation was from -0.46 to -0.93 D. In the longitudinal follow-up study (from… CONTINUE READING
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