Ocular dimensions and refractive power in Malay and Melanesian children

Leon F. Garner, Chung Kah Meng, Theodore P. Grosvenor, Norhani Mohidin

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    A cross-sectional study of 753 Melanesian children in Vanuatu and 904 Malay children in Malaysia included measurement of refractive error and ocular dimensions. All children were between the ages of 6 and 17 years. The prevalence of myopia in Malay children was 4.3% at 7-8 years and 25.6% at 15-16 years with corresponding figures of 0.8% and 4.3% for Melanesian children. The range of refractive error was greater for Malay children at all ages. Mean refractive error for Malay children showed greater hypermetropia, together with a shorter axial length at 6 years, than Melanesian children, but at 17 years the situation reversed and Malay children had more myopia and longer axial lengths than their Melanesian counterparts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)234-238
    Number of pages5
    JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1990

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    Refractive Errors
    Myopia
    Vanuatu
    Hyperopia
    Malaysia
    Cross-Sectional Studies

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    • Health Professions(all)
    • Sensory Systems
    • Ophthalmology

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    Garner, L. F., Meng, C. K., Grosvenor, T. P., & Mohidin, N. (1990). Ocular dimensions and refractive power in Malay and Melanesian children. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 10(3), 234-238.

    Ocular dimensions and refractive power in Malay and Melanesian children. / Garner, Leon F.; Meng, Chung Kah; Grosvenor, Theodore P.; Mohidin, Norhani.

    In: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Vol. 10, No. 3, 07.1990, p. 234-238.

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    Garner, LF, Meng, CK, Grosvenor, TP & Mohidin, N 1990, 'Ocular dimensions and refractive power in Malay and Melanesian children', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 234-238.
    Garner LF, Meng CK, Grosvenor TP, Mohidin N. Ocular dimensions and refractive power in Malay and Melanesian children. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 1990 Jul;10(3):234-238.
    Garner, Leon F. ; Meng, Chung Kah ; Grosvenor, Theodore P. ; Mohidin, Norhani. / Ocular dimensions and refractive power in Malay and Melanesian children. In: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 1990 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 234-238.
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