Characteristics of highly myopic eyes: the Beijing Eye Study.

@article{Xu2007CharacteristicsOH,
  title={Characteristics of highly myopic eyes: the Beijing Eye Study.},
  author={L. T. Xu and Yibin Li and Shuang Wang and Yun Shong Wang and Yaxin Wang and Jost Bruno Jonas},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2007},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={121-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate factors associated with high myopia (defined as a myopic refractive error exceeding -8 diopters) in a population-based study. DESIGN Population-based prevalence study. PARTICIPANTS The Beijing Eye Study included 4439 participants from among 5324 individuals from a rural area and an urban region of Greater Beijing, > or =40 years old and invited to participate (response rate, 83.4%). METHODS Interview and detailed ophthalmic examination. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING

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