Prevalence of visual disorders in Chinese schoolchildren.

@article{Chung1996PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of visual disorders in Chinese schoolchildren.},
  author={Kah Meng Chung and Norhani Mohidin and Philip Tan Eik Yeow and Lay Lian. Tan and Daniel O'leary},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  year={1996},
  volume={73 11},
  pages={
          695-700
        }
}
We performed a vision screening of 1883 Chinese schoolchildren from 4 schools around Kuala Lumpur in June 1990. The group contained 1083-males and 800 females. Visual acuity, refractive error, oculomotor balance, and axial length were measured. The prevalence of myopia in Chinese schoolchildren was found to be 37% in the 6- to 12-year age group and 50% in the 13- to 18-year age group. Approximately 63% of the sample had unaided visual acuity of 6/6 or better and 24% had unaided acuity of 6/12… CONTINUE READING
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