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Increased prevalence of myopia in the United States between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004.

Authors
  • Vitale, Susan
  • Sperduto, Robert D
  • Ferris, Frederick L 3rd
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Ophthalmology
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2009
Volume
127
Issue
12
Pages
1632–1639
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.303
PMID: 20008719
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When using similar methods for each period, the prevalence of myopia in the United States appears to be substantially higher in 1999-2004 than 30 years earlier. Identifying modifiable risk factors for myopia could lead to the development of cost-effective interventional strategies.

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