Outdoor activity and myopia in Singapore teenage children

  title={Outdoor activity and myopia in Singapore teenage children},
  author={M. Dirani and L. Tong and G. Gazzard and X. Zhang and A. Chia and T. Young and K. Rose and P. Mitchell and S-M Saw},
  journal={British Journal of Ophthalmology},
  pages={1000 - 997}
  • M. Dirani, L. Tong, +6 authors S-M Saw
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Aim: To investigate the relationship of outdoor activities and myopia in Singapore teenage children. Methods: Teenage children (1249 participants), examined in the Singapore Cohort study Of Risk factors for Myopia (SCORM), during 2006 were included in analyses. Participants completed questionnaires that quantified total outdoor activity, and underwent an eye examination. Results: The mean total time spent on outdoor activity was 3.24 h/day. The total outdoor activity (h/day) was significantly… CONTINUE READING
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