The Age-Specific Prevalence of Myopia in Asia: A Meta-analysis

  title={The Age-Specific Prevalence of Myopia in Asia: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Chen-Wei Pan and Mohamed Dirani and Ching-Yu Cheng and Tien Yin Wong and Seang-Mei Saw},
  journal={Optometry and Vision Science},
Purpose To estimate the age-specific prevalence of myopia in Asia. Methods We searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science from their inception through September 2013 for population-based surveys reporting the prevalence of myopia in adults or children in Asia. We pooled the prevalence estimates for myopia by age groups and by year of birth using a random-effects model. Results We identified 50 eligible population-based studies including 215,672 subjects aged 0 to 96 years reporting the… 

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