Prevalence of refractive errors in the European adult population: the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS).

@article{Wolfram2014PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of refractive errors in the European adult population: the Gutenberg Health Study (GHS).},
  author={Christian Wolfram and Ren{\'e} H{\"o}hn and Ulrike B. Kottler and Philipp S Wild and Maria Blettner and Jens Buehren and Norbert Pfeiffer and A. Vajhi Mirshahi},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2014},
  volume={98 7},
  pages={857-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the distribution of refractive errors among adults of European descent. DESIGN Population-based eye study in Germany with 15010 participants aged 35-74 years. METHODS The study participants underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination according to a standardised protocol. Refractive error was determined by an automatic refraction device (Humphrey HARK 599) without cycloplegia. Definitions for the analysis were myopia <-0.5 dioptres (D), hyperopia >+0.5 D, astigmatism >0.5… CONTINUE READING
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