Childhood febrile illness and the risk of myopia in UK Biobank participants

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PurposeHistorical reports suggest febrile illness during childhood is a risk factor for myopia. The establishment of the UK Biobank provided a unique opportunity to investigate this relationship.Patients and methodsWe studied a sample of UK Biobank participants of White ethnicity aged 40–69 years old who underwent autorefraction (N=91 592) and were… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/eye.2016.7

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@inproceedings{Guggenheim2016ChildhoodFI, title={Childhood febrile illness and the risk of myopia in UK Biobank participants}, author={Jeremy A Guggenheim and Cathy E. M. Williams}, booktitle={Eye}, year={2016} }