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Global prevalence of hyperopia

  title={Global prevalence of hyperopia},
  author={Daniel Mons{\'a}lvez Rom{\'i}n and J. J. E. Taboada and P. Montes and A. J. Carrasco and Noelia Mart{\'i}nez Albert},
ABSTRACT: Hyperopia is a common refractive error, particularly in young children. Although its prevalence has not been studied to the same extent as myopia, knowledge of its rates among the world population, its early detection and treatment is a matter of vital importance, since moderate or high degrees of this refractive error may lead to other visual impairment conditions. This review provides a summary of hyperopia prevalence rates in the young and adult population worldwide. 
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