Risk factors for high myopia: a 22 ‐year follow‐up study from childhood to adulthood

ConclusionAbout 32% of the children receiving first spectacles for myopia between ages of 8.8 –12.8 years had high myopia (SE ≤ −6.00 D in either eye) in adulthood. Different definitions of high myopia ranging between −5 D and −6 D lead to large differences in prevalence. A generally accepted definition of high myopia is thus needed. Parental myopia, age at baseline, myopic prog ression during the first post onset year, and more time spent on reading and close work and less on outdoor activities in childhood were associated with adulthood high myopia.
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research