Prevalence and risk factors for myopia in a rural Korean population.

@article{Lee2013PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for myopia in a rural Korean population.},
  author={Jin Hae Lee and Donghyun Jee and Jin-woo Kwon and Won Ki Lee},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology \& visual science},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={
          5466-71
        }
}
  • J. Lee, D. Jee, W. Lee
  • Published 13 August 2013
  • Medicine
  • Investigative ophthalmology & visual science
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and risk factors of myopia in 19-year-old males in Jeju, a rural area of Korea. METHODS A total of 2805 subjects were included. Refractive examination was performed with cycloplegia to test for myopia (< -0.5 diopters [D]) and high myopia (< -6.0 D). Possible associated factors were evaluated including height, weight, educational level, and color vision deficiency. RESULTS The prevalence of myopia and high myopia were 83.3% and 6.8%, respectively, in 19-year… 

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